Test-Retest Reliability of the DSM-III-R Childhood Anxiety Disorders Symptoms Using the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for Children
The authors examined the test-retest reliability (interval of 10 to 14 days) of parent and child reports of DSM-III-R symptoms of Separation Anxiety Disorder, Avoidant Disorder, and Overanxious Disorder using the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule (child and parent versions) for 66 children and their parents who presented at a childhood anxiety clinic. They also compared reliability for children 6 to 11 versus 12 to 17 years of age. Overall, reliability was found to be satisfactory. Only a small number of differences were observed between the age groups. In addition, differences in the reliability of children's and parents' reports were minimal. The implications of the findings are discussed with respect to research on diagnostic interviewing procedures with children. Limitations and directions for future research are also discussed.
Journal of Anxiety Disorders
Silverman, W. K.,
(1995). Test-Retest Reliability of the DSM-III-R Childhood Anxiety Disorders Symptoms Using the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for Children. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 9(2), 139-150.
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