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Psychiatr Prax. 2001 Oct;28 Suppl 2:S79-83.

[The standardized assessment of the need for treatment and support in severe mental illness: the development and testing of the German version of the Camberwell assessment of Need-EU].

[Article in German]

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Universität Leipzig, Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie. kilr@medizin.uni-leipzig.de

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The development and the psychometric testing of the German version of the Camberwell Assessment of Need-EU will be presented.

METHOD:

The internal consistency of the subscales total needs, met needs and unmet needs was tested by the application of the CAN-EU on a representative sample of 307 patients with schizophrenia according to ICD-10 F20.0. Test-retest-reliability and inter-rater-reliability was tested with a sub-sample of 41 patients.

RESULTS:

The internal consistency and the test-retest-reliability of the German version of the CAN-EU is satisfying and slightly higher in comparison with the other European versions. The inter-rater-reliability is also satisfying but smaller in comparison with the other European versions.

CONCLUSIONS:

In general, the psychometric properties of the German version of the CAN-EU are satisfying but the lower inter-rater-reliability in comparison with the other European versions suggests that more precise coding rules for the German version of the CAN-EU must be formulated to improve the inter-rater agreement of the instrument.

PMID:
11605128
DOI:
10.1055/s-2001-17789
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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