The Brief Social Phobia Scale.
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.
Davidson, JR; Potts, NL; Richichi, EA; Ford, SM; Krishnan, KR; Smith, RD; Wilson, W
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