TITLE

Validation du questionnaire d'éreutophobie de la Salpêtrière

AUTHOR(S)
Pelissolo, Antoine; Lobjoie, Corine; Montefiore, Delphine
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Psychiatry;Sep2010, Vol. 55 Issue 9, p610
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: To study the main psychometric characteristics of the Salpètrière Erythrophobia Questionnaire (SEQ) in a clinical and non-clinical sample. Method: Patients with social phobia (SP) (n = 212), patients with other anxiety disorders (n = 146), and participants from the general population (ii = 171) were distributed in the 3 study groups. They completed the SEQ as well as several anxiety and depression scales. Erythrophobia was diagnosed according to standardized criteria and assessed using the Clinical Global Impression Scale. Results: The SEQ scale factor pattern is clear, with only 1 factor explaining 83.9% of total score and a Cronbach's alpha consistency coefficient of 0.96. The SEQ score is significantly correlated to a dimensional hetero-evaluation of the fear of blushing (rho = 0.91) and SP measures (rho = 0.23 to 0.55). The SEQ mean score is higher in the SP group and even higher in the erythrophobia group. A score of 7 out of 24 makes it possible to identify erythrophobia with 92.1% sensitivity and 87.7% specificity. The SEQ test-retest reliability at 15-day interval is satisfactory (ICC = 0.83). Conclusion: The SEQ is a valid and sensitive tool to screen and measure erythrophobia. It can be used in psychopathological and therapeutic studies of this pathology.
ACCESSION #
55154720

 

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