Multidimensional assessment of the Panic-Agoraphobic Spectrum: Reliability and validity of the Spanish version of the PAS-SR

  • Berrocal C
  • Ruiz Moreno M
  • Gil Villa M
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The present study reports on the psychometric properties of the adaptation into Spanish of the Panic-Agoraphobic Spectrum Self-Report (PAS-SR). Drawing on a dimensional and longitudinal perspective of psychopathology, the PAS-SR was designed to measure a wide array of lifetime Panic-Agoraphobic features. Participants included outpatients with a DSM-IV-TR diagnosis of panic disorder (n = 26) or major depression (n = 28), and a normal control group (n = 41). Internal consistency and test-retest reliability were excellent for the total score, and moderate to excellent for most domains. Significant and high correlations between PAS-SR scores and instruments measuring similar constructs indicated good concurrent validity. The findings support the discriminant validity of the questionnaire. Patients with a diagnosis of panic disorder attained higher scores than normal controls on all domains, and displayed higher scores than patients with major depression on five of the eight domains. © 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Panic-Agoraphobic Spectrum
  • panic disorders
  • reliability
  • validity

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  • Carmen Berrocal

  • Modesto A. Ruiz Moreno

  • Minervina Gil Villa

  • Pablo Hermoso

  • Paola Rucci

  • Giovanni B. Cassano

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