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Journal of Depression and Anxiety

Journal of Depression and Anxiety
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-1044

Clara V Murray

School of Psychology, University of New England, Armidale, Australia

Publications
  • Research   
    Structure, Validity and Cut-Off Scores for the APA Emerging Measure of DSM-5 Social Anxiety Disorder Severity Scale (SAD-D)
    Author(s): Kylie Rice*, Nicola S Schutte, Adam J Rock and Clara V Murray

    The APA emerging measure the Social Anxiety Disorder Severity Scale (SAD-D) is recognized as the only social anxiety scale that is based on the DSM-5 criteria. This scale also addresses the limitations of other social anxiety measures as it is dimensional, time efficient and assesses a broad range of symptoms. However, research in community samples is needed, and no research to date has investigated the use of the SAD-D in an Australian sample. As such, this study examined the factor structure and validity of the SAD-D in an Australian non-clinical sample (N=999), and provides criterion cut off scores. The results of exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses indicated that the scale assesses a unidimensional construct of social anxiety severity. Post-hoc analyses also suggested that the 10-item SAD-D scale could be shortened to a six-item scale. Both the original SAD-D-10 scale and.. View More»

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