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Table 6 CFA standardized factor loadings

From: The German version of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5): psychometric properties and diagnostic utility

PTSD symptoms DSM-5 model Dysphoria model
B1. Intrusive thoughts .85 .85
B2. Nightmares .75 .75
B3. Flashbacks .74 .74
B4. Emotional cue reactivity .81 .82
B5. Physical cue reactivity .81 .81
C1. Avoidance of thoughts .78 .78
C2. Avoidance of reminders .83 .83
D1. Trauma-related amnesia .40 .40
D2. Negative beliefs .74 .73
D3. Distorted blame .66 .65
D4. Persistent negative emotional state .81 .81
D5. Lack of interest .72 .71
D6. Feeling detached .76 .75
D7. Inability to experience positive emotions .73 .72
E1. Irritable/ angry .57 .58
E2. Recklessness .47 .45
E3. Hypervigilance .76 .82
E4. Exaggerated state .81 .87
E5. Difficulty concentrating .79 .78
E6. Sleep disturbance .74 .73