The scale is composed of 24 items divided into 2 subscales, 13 concerning performance anxiety, and 11 pertaining to social situations. The Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS) was the first evaluation The score equal to or greater than 32 is suggested as a cutoff score for the. The Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS) is a widely used The original LSAS model implied by the scoring instructions yields seven.
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To assess social phobia, psychologists and clinicians need to distinguish between performance anxiety and social interaction anxiety in order to make an accurate diagnosis. The training consists of a graduated set of tasks and experiences, beginning with reading relevant papers, studying instruments and instruction booklets, watching training tapes, and reviewing suggestions for handling common interviewing problems. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. It is interesting to highlight that the LSAS-SR, in addition to being sensitive for the discrimination of the participants of the C and NC groups, was able to differentiate the C group from the SC group, while not directly addressing the issue of functional impairments, a key factor for this classification [ 2 ].
This indicates that the symptomatological groups present a higher prevalence regarding SAD related fear and avoidance, as expected. However, it should be noted that the LSAS-SR is an instrument that evaluates only two of the diagnostic criteria of SAD, the fear and avoidance associated with the disorder, without including its other diagnostic criteria, e.
Social anxiety in patients with social phobia: The original LSAS model implied by the scoring instructions yields seven different scores. A confirmatory factor analysis of a self-report version of the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale. Journal of anxiety disorders. When the discomfort is only generated in certain situations, it can be classified as circumscribed [ 1 ]. Given the findings of variance across ethnic groups for multiple measures of anxiety, it is important to examine the structure of the LSAS in an African American sample.
The original scale was developed as a clinician administered measure, although a self-report version has also been validated Fresco et al. In line with previous reports and a high correlation between fear and avoidance ratings in our own sample, we tested each model including only fear ratings for each LSAS situation. A comprehensive method for assessing outcome in prospective longitudinal studies. Data are available upon request to researchers who meet the criteria for access to confidential information.
Qiyong Gong, Academic Editor. Biometrics Research Department; However, some differences did exist between clinician and the self-report measures.
However, this model achieved an acceptable fit as measured by the CFI. Conclusion Despite the specific sample used in this study being composed only of university students, the use of the LSAS-SR can be indicated, in the Brazilian setting, for SAD screening in both clinical and research contexts.
Depress Anxiety26 1: Journal of Clinical Psychology. The results evidence the cultural issues surrounding the diagnosis of SAD, since the constructs shyness and embarrassment, closely linked to the disorder, can be evaluated very differently in relation to the context in which they operate. Considering the diagnosis subtype, generalized or circumscribed SAD, the mean csale was higher among the participants with the generalized disorder, in the three situations analyzed.
The self-report version of the Scale has been extensively tested on the Spanish population, with ssocial high in validity and scaale. Comparative fit indexes in structural models. Quality of life and psychiatric morbidity in panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. Scores in this range often are accompanied by great distress and difficulty in social functioning, and are also commonly seen in persons entering treatment for the generalized type of SAD. Overall, the sample showed no statistically significant differences regarding the sociodemographic data.
Only participants who had both a month and a month follow-up LSAS were included in the one-year temporal stability analyses.
Specifically regarding the discriminant validity, ten studies were found [ 6 — sxale ] which indicated that SAD participants presented significantly higher scores than participants without SAD or with other anxiety disorders, regarding both subscales and the overall score.
Measures Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale, self-report version LSAS-SR; Liebowitz, [ 4 ] The scale is composed of 24 items, scored on a Likert-type scale of four points, on two subscales related to the fear and the avoidance of different social situations experienced in the previous week. Given the large population of African Americans and the high prevalence of anxiety disorders in the United States, there is a need to examine the psychometric properties of commonly used measures of anxiety in this population.
A comparison of the psychometric properties of self-report and clinician-administered formats. This page was last edited on 23 Julyat The manuscript will undergo copyediting, typesetting, and review of the resulting proof before it is published in its final citable form. Psychol Rep93 7: Therefore, the score with the best balance between sensitivity and specificity was equal to 44, however, the interval between the scores 39 and 44 also presented adequate standards for this evaluation, with a sensitive variation between these.
The Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale.
This finding converges with previous examinations in European American samples Safren et al. Similarly, those individuals who had been diagnosed with generalized SAD, which is characterized by the presence of fear and avoidance in various social situations, presented higher scores than those patients with circumscribed SAD, who show symptoms of the disorder in specific situations, reinforcing previously encountered data [ 29 ].
The sample was composed of university students, of both genders, aged between 18 and 35 years.
Statistical package for the social sciences Release Received Jun 4; Accepted Feb Finally, we did not include a European American control group and therefore could not directly examine invariance across ethnicities.
Screening for social anxiety disorder with the self-report version loebowitz the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale. Factor analyses have not supported the original 2-factor model and have instead supported a different four-factor structure. Second, we sought to compare the fit of previously proposed factor structures of the LSAS.