BACKGROUND : We sought to develop a series of assessment measures of psychiatric spectrum conditions associated with major DSM-IV mood and anxiety disorders that might capture the true phenotypes underlying these disorders. The specific objective of this report was to describe the methods we employed to create instruments that could cross linguistic and national boundaries and to evaluate the comparability of results obtained when one of these instruments, the Structured Clinical Interview for Panic-Agoraphobic Spectrum (SCI-PAS), was administered in the United States and in Italy. METHOD : After developing, in parallel, the English and the Italian versions of the SCI-PAS, identical protocols were conducted in patients and control samples at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pisa to examine the reliability and validity of the interview. RESULTS : Total and domain scores on the SCI-PAS were strikingly similar in the US and Italian patient groups and in controls. In a...
|Autori:||FRANK E; SHEAR MK; RUCCI P; BANTI S; MAURI M; MASER JD; KUPFER DJ; MINIATI M; FAGIOLINI A; CASSANO G|
|Titolo:||CROSS-CULTURAL VALIDITY OF THE STRUCTURED CLINICAL INTERVIEW FOR PANIC-AGORAPHOBIC SPECTRUM|
|Anno del prodotto:||2005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|