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Düşünen Adam. 2018; 31(4): -


Validity and Reliability of the Turkish version of DSM-5 Specific Phobia Severity Scale- Child Form

Şermin Yalın Sapmaz, Handan Özek Erkuran, Dilek Ergin, Masum Öztürk, Nesrin Şen Celasin, Duygu Karaarslan, Ertuğrrul Köroğlu, Ömer Aydemir.

Abstract
Introduction: This study aimed to assess the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of DSM-5 Specific Phobia Severity Scale- Child Form.
Method: Study group consisted of 50 patients that have been treated in a child psychiatry unit and diagnosed with any specific phobia and 100 healthy volunteers. For the assessment, Screen for Childhood Anxiety and Related Emotional Disorders was used along with DSM-5 Specific Phobia Severity Scale- Child Form.
Results: Regarding reliability analyses, Cronbach alpha internal consistency coefficient was calculated as 0,961. Test-retest correlation coefficient was calculated as r= 0,750. As for construct validity, a factor that could explain 74.1 % of the variance was obtained and was consistent with the original structure of the scale. As for concurrent validity, the correlation coefficient with the Screen for Childhood Anxiety and Related Emotional Disorders in children is r = 0.480.
Conclusion: It was concluded that Turkish version of DSM-5 Specific Phobia Severity Scale- Child Form could be utilized as a valid and reliable tool both in clinical practice and for research purposes.
Keywords: DSM-5, Specific Phobia Severity Scale, reliability, validity

Key words: DSM-5, Specific Phobia Severity Scale, reliability, validity



Article Language: Turkish English


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