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Comparability between telephone and face-to-face Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV in assessing social anxiety disorder
PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, v.44, n.4, p.241-247, 2008
CRIPPA, Jose Alexandre S.
OSORIO, Flavia de Lima
DEL-BEN, Cristina Marta
SANTOS FILHO, Alaor
FREITAS, Maria Cecilia da Silva
LOUREIRO, Sonia Regina
PURPOSE. This article evaluates the comparability of the telephone and in-person Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID) interviews in assessing patients with social anxiety disorder (SAD) as an independent anxiety diagnosis. DESIGN AND METHODS. One hundred subjects were randomly selected and interviewed with the SCID, once by telephone and once in person (1-3 months later). FINDINGS. The prevalence of SAD assessed with the telephone interviews was 56%, whereas the in-person prevalence was 52%, with no statistically significant difference. The test-retest kappa for the 200 interviews was .84, indication of excellent agreement. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS. These findings, along with the existing evidence of their validity, should encourage the use of SCID by telephone for SAD diagnostic interviews.