[Reliability in the evaluation of anxiety].

  title={[Reliability in the evaluation of anxiety].},
  author={Michel Cohen De Lara and Juan Ram{\'o}n de la Fuente},
  journal={Acta psiquiatrica y psicologica de America latina},
  volume={33 3},
Operational diagnostic criteria, structured interviews, and rating scales when appropriately used have improved the quality of clinical psychiatric research. The reliability of the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale scored on 5 previously diagnosed videotaped anxious patients is discussed. Patients were rated independently by 33 physicians from 13 countries. Results show higher agreement and concordance ratios on short and objective items. The opposite was true for lengthy and subjective items. The… CONTINUE READING