Validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the DSM-5 “Severity Measure for Agoraphobia—Child Age 11–17”
Sermin Yalin Sapmaz,Handan Ozek Erkuran, Dilek Ergin, Masum Ozturk, Nesrin Sen Celasin, Duygu Karaarslan, Ertugrul Koroglu, Omer Aydemir
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Article No: 5   Article Type :  Research
Objective: This study aimed to assess the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the DSM-5 “Severity Measure for Agoraphobia—Child Age 11–17”.

Method: Study group consisted of 36 patients, who have been treated in a child psychiatry unit and diagnosed with agoraphobia, and 100 healthy volunteers who have been secondary and highschool students. For the assessment, the Screen for Childhood Anxiety and Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED) was used along with the DSM-5 “Severity Measure for Agoraphobia—Child Age 11–17”.

Results: Regarding reliability analyses, Cronbach’s alpha internal consistency coefficient was calculated as 0.929. Test-retest correlation coefficient was 0.566. For concurrent validity, the measure showed a high correlation with the SCARED. In ROC analysis, area under ROC curve was calculated as 0.934.

Conclusion: It was concluded that Turkish version of the DSM-5 “Severity Measure for Agoraphobia—Child Age 11–17” could be used as a valid and reliable tool both in clinical practice and for research purposes.
Keywords : DSM-5 “Severity Measure for Agoraphobia—Child Age 11–17”, reliability, validity
Dusunen Adam The Journal of Psychiatry and Neurological Sciences 2017;30:217-223
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