The Family Attitude Scale: reliability and validity of a new scale for measuring the emotional climate of families.

@article{Kavanagh1997TheFA,
  title={The Family Attitude Scale: reliability and validity of a new scale for measuring the emotional climate of families.},
  author={David John Kavanagh and Peggy O'Halloran and Vijaya Manicavasagar and David Clark and O Piatkowska and Christopher Tennant and Alan Rosen},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={1997},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={185-95}
}
Research on outcomes from psychiatric disorders has highlighted the importance of expressed emotion (EE), but its cost-effective measurement remains a challenge. This article describes development of the Family Attitude Scale (FAS), a 30-item instrument that can be completed by any informant. Its psychometric characteristics are reported in parents of undergraduate students and in 70 families with a schizophrenic member. The total FAS had high internal consistency in all samples, and reports of… CONTINUE READING

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