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A study of the reliability of reported premorbid adjustment in schizophrenic patients.
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PMID:  6713037     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A study was conducted to determine the interrater reliability and the inter-informant reliability of two rating scales commonly used with schizophrenic patients. Both scales were completed by two informants for each of 45 schizophrenics. The Levels of Functioning Scale, which measures current social functioning, gave consistent results both between raters and between informants. The Premorbid Asocial Adjustment Scale, which measures social functioning during childhood and adolescence, produced very high reliability between raters but very poor reliability between informants. This suggests that much of the data collected about premorbid adjustment of schizophrenic patients are not accurate and that attempts to correlate reported premorbid adjustment with biological measures may be invalid. Ways of increasing the reliability and validity of premorbid adjustment measures are discussed.
N E Small; R C Mohs; R Halperin; W G Rosen; C Masterson; K S Kendler; T B Horvath; K L Davis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biological psychiatry     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0006-3223     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol. Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1984 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-06-14     Completed Date:  1984-06-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0213264     Medline TA:  Biol Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales*
Retrospective Studies
Schizophrenic Psychology*
Social Adjustment*

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