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Diagnostic classification through content analysis of patients' speech.
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PMID:  3348449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Speech samples from 71 patients in four diagnostic groups were analyzed by two quantitative methods of speech content analysis, the results of which were entered into a discriminant analysis to test whether patients could be accurately classified back into their appropriate diagnostic groups. These classifications were compared with classifications made by two psychiatrists, blind to the patients' diagnoses, who read transcripts of the speech samples. The results suggest that data from the systematic quantification of lexical choice can be used to classify patients into their respective diagnostic groups and that this classification compares favorably with that done by psychiatric raters.
T E Oxman; S D Rosenberg; P P Schnurr; G J Tucker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of psychiatry     Volume:  145     ISSN:  0002-953X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1988 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-04-19     Completed Date:  1988-04-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370512     Medline TA:  Am J Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  464-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH 03756.
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MeSH Terms
Depressive Disorder / diagnosis,  psychology
Diagnosis, Differential
Mental Disorders / classification,  diagnosis*,  psychology
Neoplasms / diagnosis,  psychology
Paranoid Disorders / diagnosis,  psychology
Somatoform Disorders / diagnosis,  psychology
Verbal Behavior

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