Agreement between face-to-face and telephone-administered mood ratings in patients with rapid cycling bipolar disorder

Susana Feldman-Naim, Frances S. Myers, Catherine H. Clark, Erick H. Turner, Ellen Leibenluft

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Abstract

We examined the reliability and level of agreement between the telephone and face-to-face administration of two mood-rating scales (HIGH-SAD and SIGH-SAD) in patients with rapid cycling bipolar disorder (RCBD). Two clinicians administered the HIGH-SAD and SIGH-SAD to 14 outpatients with RCBD. Patients received consecutive phone and face-to-face mood ratings in a randomized order. Using a paired t-test, no significant differences were found when comparing HIGH-SAD and SIGH-SAD scores administered face-to-face and over the phone. There was a high correlation between the face-to-face and phone administration of both scales as measured by intraclass correlation (r = 0.94 for SIGH-SAD; r = 0.85 for HIGH-SAD). Our results support the use of phone-administered mood ratings as a reliable and convenient method to monitor patients with RCBD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-132
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatry Research
Volume71
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 4 1997

Keywords

  • HIGH-SAD
  • SIGH-SAD
  • Telephone interviewing
  • Telephone mood-rating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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