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The Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-IV (CAPS) is a widely used assessment tool for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, a shorter assessment tool may be beneficial for clinical work. Here, we compare such a tool, the Short PTSD Rating Interview (SPRINT) to the CAPS. We found that the SPRINT rating scale performs similarly to the CAPS rating scale in the assessment of PTSD symptom clusters and total scores, and that the SPRINT takes significantly less time to administer than the CAPS. Depression and Anxiety 23:437-440, 2006. © 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.