ERIC Number: EJ571260
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Symptom Severity in Bilingual Hispanics as a Function of Clinician Ethnicity and Language of Interview.
Malgady, Robert G.; Costantino, Giuseppe
Psychological Assessment, v10 n2 p120-27 Jun 1998
In this study, 148 Hispanic Americans with schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety disorders were interviewed in English, Spanish, or both. Hispanic clinicians rated symptoms more severely than did Anglo clinicians, and severity was rated highest in bilingual interviews, followed by Spanish, and lowest in English. Implications for diagnosis and classification of mental disorders are discussed. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Note: Research supported by Grant 1R01MH45939 from the National Institute of Mental Health, Services Research Branch.