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Preliminary investigation of the reliability and validity of the German version of the State Scale of Dissociation (SSD)


Mueller-Pfeiffer, C; Wittmann, L (2013). Preliminary investigation of the reliability and validity of the German version of the State Scale of Dissociation (SSD). Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders & Treatment, 2(2):e1-e4.

Abstract

Background: This study evaluated a German translation of the State Scale of Dissociation (SSD), a self-report measure of state dissociation.
Methods: Consecutively treated out- and day-care patients with (n = 27) and without a dissociative disorder (n = 90) were assessed with the SSD and the Multidimensional Inventory for Dissociation.
Results: The German SSD showed good reliability, good concurrent and convergent validity, and was sensitive to change in symptoms. Discriminant validity at the subscale level was limited.
Conclusion: The German SSD is a reliable and valid measure for the assessment of state dissociation in general psychiatric out- and day-care patients.

Abstract

Background: This study evaluated a German translation of the State Scale of Dissociation (SSD), a self-report measure of state dissociation.
Methods: Consecutively treated out- and day-care patients with (n = 27) and without a dissociative disorder (n = 90) were assessed with the SSD and the Multidimensional Inventory for Dissociation.
Results: The German SSD showed good reliability, good concurrent and convergent validity, and was sensitive to change in symptoms. Discriminant validity at the subscale level was limited.
Conclusion: The German SSD is a reliable and valid measure for the assessment of state dissociation in general psychiatric out- and day-care patients.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:22 Jul 2013 07:12
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:52
Publisher:SciTechnol
ISSN:2324-8947
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.4172/2324-8947.1000106

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