Selective Mutism Questionnaire: measurement structure and validity.

@article{Letamendi2008SelectiveMQ,
  title={Selective Mutism Questionnaire: measurement structure and validity.},
  author={Andrea M Letamendi and Denise A. Chavira and Carla A. Hitchcock and Scott C. Roesch and Elisa Shipon-Blum and Murray B. Stein},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={47 10},
  pages={
          1197-1204
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the factor structure, reliability, and validity of the 17-item Selective Mutism Questionnaire (SMQ). METHOD Diagnostic interviews were administered via telephone to 102 parents of children identified with selective mutism (SM) and 43 parents of children without SM from varying U.S. geographic regions. Children were between the ages of 3 and 11 inclusive and comprised 58% girls and 42% boys. SM diagnoses were determined using the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for… CONTINUE READING
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