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Screening for social anxiety disorder with the self-report version of the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale.
Depress Anxiety. 2009; 26(1):34-8.DA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

This study examined whether the self-report version of the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS-SR) could accurately identify individuals with social anxiety disorder and individuals with the generalized subtype of social anxiety disorder. Furthermore, the study sought to determine the optimal cutoffs for the LSAS-SR for identifying patients with social anxiety disorder and its generalized subtype.

METHODS

Two hundred and ninety-one patients with clinician-assessed social anxiety disorder (240 with generalized social anxiety disorder) and 53 control participants who were free from current Axis-1 disorders completed the LSAS-SR.

RESULTS

Receiver Operating Characteristic analyses revealed that the LSAS-SR performed well in identifying participants with social anxiety disorder and generalized social anxiety disorder. Consistent with Mennin et al.'s [2002: J Anxiety Disord 16:661-673] research on the clinician-administered version of the LSAS, cutoffs of 30 and 60 on the LSAS-SR provided the best balance of sensitivity and specificity for classifying participants with social anxiety and generalized social anxiety disorder, respectively.

CONCLUSIONS

The LSAS-SR may be an accurate and cost-effective way to identify and subtype patients with social anxiety disorder, which could help increase the percentage of people who receive appropriate treatment for this debilitating disorder.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18781659

Citation

Rytwinski, Nina K., et al. "Screening for Social Anxiety Disorder With the Self-report Version of the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale." Depression and Anxiety, vol. 26, no. 1, 2009, pp. 34-8.
Rytwinski NK, Fresco DM, Heimberg RG, et al. Screening for social anxiety disorder with the self-report version of the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale. Depress Anxiety. 2009;26(1):34-8.
Rytwinski, N. K., Fresco, D. M., Heimberg, R. G., Coles, M. E., Liebowitz, M. R., Cissell, S., Stein, M. B., & Hofmann, S. G. (2009). Screening for social anxiety disorder with the self-report version of the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale. Depression and Anxiety, 26(1), 34-8. https://doi.org/10.1002/da.20503
Rytwinski NK, et al. Screening for Social Anxiety Disorder With the Self-report Version of the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale. Depress Anxiety. 2009;26(1):34-8. PubMed PMID: 18781659.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Screening for social anxiety disorder with the self-report version of the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale. AU - Rytwinski,Nina K, AU - Fresco,David M, AU - Heimberg,Richard G, AU - Coles,Meredith E, AU - Liebowitz,Michael R, AU - Cissell,Shadha, AU - Stein,Murray B, AU - Hofmann,Stefan G, PY - 2008/9/11/pubmed PY - 2009/5/12/medline PY - 2008/9/11/entrez SP - 34 EP - 8 JF - Depression and anxiety JO - Depress Anxiety VL - 26 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVE: This study examined whether the self-report version of the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS-SR) could accurately identify individuals with social anxiety disorder and individuals with the generalized subtype of social anxiety disorder. Furthermore, the study sought to determine the optimal cutoffs for the LSAS-SR for identifying patients with social anxiety disorder and its generalized subtype. METHODS: Two hundred and ninety-one patients with clinician-assessed social anxiety disorder (240 with generalized social anxiety disorder) and 53 control participants who were free from current Axis-1 disorders completed the LSAS-SR. RESULTS: Receiver Operating Characteristic analyses revealed that the LSAS-SR performed well in identifying participants with social anxiety disorder and generalized social anxiety disorder. Consistent with Mennin et al.'s [2002: J Anxiety Disord 16:661-673] research on the clinician-administered version of the LSAS, cutoffs of 30 and 60 on the LSAS-SR provided the best balance of sensitivity and specificity for classifying participants with social anxiety and generalized social anxiety disorder, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: The LSAS-SR may be an accurate and cost-effective way to identify and subtype patients with social anxiety disorder, which could help increase the percentage of people who receive appropriate treatment for this debilitating disorder. SN - 1520-6394 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18781659/Screening_for_social_anxiety_disorder_with_the_self_report_version_of_the_Liebowitz_Social_Anxiety_Scale_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/da.20503 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -