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Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule (DDIS-P)

Original Version

Ross, C. A., Heber, S., Norton, G. R., Anderson, D., Anderson, G., & Barchet, P. (1989)

Portuguese Version

Espirito Santo, H., Madeira, F., & Pio Abreu, J. L. (2007)

General Description

CHARACTERIZATION: The DDIS-P is a structured interview to assess the presence of dissociative, somatization, conversion disorders, borderline personality disorder, and major depression disorder in accordance with DSM criteria. STRUCTURE AND SCORING: The DDIS comprises 131 items for the diagnoses, and questions about childhood trauma, substance use, and sociodemographic information. There is no overall score, but rather the identification of a diagnosis according to whether it meets DSM criteria. PSYCHOMETRIC CHARACTERISTICS: Cohen’s kappa was of 0.83.For the diagnosis of dissociative disorder, DDIS presented an overall efficiency of 89%. The probability of a dissociative patient being diagnosed as such (sensitivity) was 69% and the specificity was 91%.

References
  • Espirito Santo, H., Madeira, F., & Pio Abreu, J. L. (2007). Versão Portuguesa da Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule (DDIS), Estudo preliminar de adaptação a uma amostra da população portuguesa. Revista de Psiquiatria Clínica, 28, 5-17. http://repositorio.ismt.pt/handle/123456789/168

  • Ross, C. A., Heber, S., Norton, G. R., Anderson, D., Anderson, G., & Barchet, P. (1989). The dissociative disorders interview schedule: A structured interview. Dissociation2(3), 169-189.

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