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Psychiatry J. 2014;2014:360193. doi: 10.1155/2014/360193. Epub 2014 Feb 12.

The dutch social interaction anxiety scale and the social phobia scale: reliability, validity, and clinical utility.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Leiden University Medical Centre, Albinusdreef 2, 2333 ZA Leiden, The Netherlands ; Rivierduinen Mental Health Institution, Postbus 405, 2300 AK Leiden, The Netherlands ; Department of Clinical Psychology, Leiden University, Wassenaarseweg 52, 2333 AK Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • 2Rivierduinen Mental Health Institution, Postbus 405, 2300 AK Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • 3Department of Clinical Psychology, Leiden University, Wassenaarseweg 52, 2333 AK Leiden, The Netherlands.

Abstract

The social interaction anxiety scale (SIAS) and the social phobia scale (SPS) assess anxiety in social interactions and fear of scrutiny by others. This study examines the psychometric properties of the Dutch versions of the SIAS and SPS using data from a large group of patients with social phobia and a community-based sample. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed that the SIAS is unidimensional, whereas the SPS is comprised of three subscales. The internal consistency of the scales and subscales was good. The concurrent and discriminant validity was supported and the scales were well able to discriminate between patients and community-based respondents. Cut-off values with excellent sensitivity and specificity are presented. Of all self-report measures included, the SPS was the most sensitive for treatment effects. Normative data are provided which can be used to assess whether clinically significant change has occurred in individual patients.

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