The Brief Social Phobia Scale.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An observer measure of social phobic symptoms, referred to as the Brief Social Phobia Scale, consists of 11 items, 7 evaluating commonly feared or avoided situations and 4 additional items measuring autonomic distress. Symptoms represented by the scale items are found frequently in social phobia, and the instrument demonstrates acceptable interrater and test-retest reliability, internal consistency, concurrent validity against other measures of social phobia, and the ability of patients to change as a result of treatment. It can also detect differences between active treatment and placebo treatment. A comparison of the sensitivity of this scale with other scales in detection of size of effect also is presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Davidson, JR; Potts, NL; Richichi, EA; Ford, SM; Krishnan, KR; Smith, RD; Wilson, W

Published Date

  • November 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 52 Suppl /

Start / End Page

  • 48 - 51

PubMed ID

  • 1757457

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1757457

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0160-6689

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/t07672-000


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States