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Normative data for the Novaco Anger Scale from a non-clinical sample and implications for clinical use.
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PMID:  10590830     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To provide non-clinical normative data for the Novaco Anger Scale. To identify the ability of the scale to discriminate between clinical and non-clinical populations. DESIGN: Postal survey of individuals from a non-clinical sample. METHOD: A non-clinical sample of 212 NHS employees was sent a questionnaire pack, including the Novaco Anger Scale. A clinical sample of 58 outpatient anger-management referrals was identified from a retrospective case-note analysis. RESULTS: Descriptive data are presented for both samples. t-score conversions are provided, based on the non-clinical data. Results from a discriminant function analysis demonstrated that the Novaco Anger Scale classified participants as clinical or non-clinical with 94% accuracy. CONCLUSION: From this study it appears that the Novaco Anger Scale is able to discriminate between clinical and non-clinical populations. These data offer further support to the validity of the Novaco Anger Scale and its use in clinical assessment.
J P Jones; B A Thomas-Peter; A Trout
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of clinical psychology / the British Psychological Society     Volume:  38 ( Pt 4)     ISSN:  0144-6657     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Clin Psychol     Publication Date:  1999 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-22     Completed Date:  1999-12-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8105533     Medline TA:  Br J Clin Psychol     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  417-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinical Psychology Department, University of Birmingham, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anger / classification*
Middle Aged
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales / statistics & numerical data*
Reference Values
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity

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