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Validity and Reliability of the Turkish version of DSM-5 Social Anxiety Disorder Severity Scale- Child Form
1 Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Celal Bayar University School of Medicine, Manisa, Turkey  
2 Department of Pediatric Nursing, Celal Bayar University School of Health, Manisa, Turkey  
3 Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr. Behçet Uz Childrens Hospital, İzmir, Turkey  
4 Boylam Psychiatry Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
5 Department of Psychiatry, Celal Bayar University School of Medicine, Manisa, Turkey  
Arch Neuropsychiatry ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/npa.2017.17027
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Key Words: DSM-5, Social Anxiety Disorder Severity Scale, reliability, validity
Abstract

Introduction: This study aimed to assess the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of DSM-5 Social Anxiety Disorder Severity Scale- Child Form.

 

Method: The scale was prepared by carrying out the translation and back- translation of DSM-5 Social Anxiety Disorder Severity Scale - Child Form. Study group consisted of 31 patients that have been treated in a child psychiatry unit and diagnosed with social anxiety disorder and 99 healthy volunteers that were attending middle or high school during the study period. For the assessment, Screen For Child Anxiety and Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED) was also used along with DSM-5 Social Anxiety Disorder Severity Scale - Child Form

 

Results: Regarding reliability analyses, Cronbach alpha internal consistency coefficient was calculated as 0.941 while item- total score correlation coefficients were measured between 0.566 and 0.866. Test-retest correlation coefficient was calculated as r= 0.711. As for construct validity, one factor that could explain 66.0 % of the variance was obtained. As for concurrent validity, the scale showed a high correlation with Screen For Child Anxiety and Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED).

 

 

Conclusion: It was concluded that Turkish version of DSM-5 Social Anxiety Disorder Severity Scale - Child Form could be utilized as a valid and reliable tool both in clinical practice and for research purposes.

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