ERIC Number: EJ696949
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Publication Date: 2005-Mar-1
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Agreement between Telephone and In-Person Delivery of a Structured Interview for Anxiety Disorders in Children.
Lyneham, Heidi J.; Rapee, Ronald M.
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, v44 n3 p274 Mar 2005
Objective: The current study determined the viability of using the telephone to facilitate assessment of children using the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for children for DSM-IV (ADIS-C-IV). Method: Diagnoses established during telephone administration of the ADIS-C-IV-Parent version were compared with diagnoses obtained during standard administration of the ADIS-C-IV using both Child and Parent versions. Seventy-three children and their parents participated in counterbalanced, repeated assessments. Results: The level of agreement between telephone and standard administration for principal diagnosis ([kappa] = 0.86), individual anxiety disorders ([kappa] = 0.63-0.86), and other disorders ([kappa] = 0.79-0.91) were in the good to excellent range. Additionally, agreement on overall suitability for an anxiety treatment program was excellent ([kappa] = 0.97). Conclusions: The data indicate that telephone administration of the ADIS-C-IV is a valid way to differentiate children who have anxiety disorders from those who have no disorder or other disorders, providing a less resource-demanding alternative to face-to-face assessment. J. Am. Acad. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry, 2005;44(3):274-282. Key Words: child anxiety, telephone assessment, structured interview.
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Telecommunications, Anxiety, Clinical Diagnosis, Interviews, Children, Parents, Diagnostic Tests, Validity, Anxiety Disorders, Evaluation Methods, Testing
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