Relationship between ADIS clinician's severity rating and self-report measures among social phobics

Debra A. Hope, Louis B. Laguna, Richard G. Heimberg, David H. Barlow

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Although global clinical rating scales bare been a mainstay of clinical research, little is known about the relationship between these measures and other assessment modalities. The present study examined the Clinician's Severity Rating (ESR) from the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule in a sample of 186 social phobics. It was hypothesized that the CSR would be related to higher fear of negative evaluation, behavioral avoidance, social anxiety, and dysphoria, and that four self-report measures reflecting each of these common features of social phobia would contribute individually to predict clinicians' judgments of clinical severity using the CSR. Multiple regression analyses supported these hypotheses, accounting for nearly 33% of the variance in the CSR. The role of subtype of social phobia was also investigated. Overall, these results support the utility of the CSR for use with social phobics, but the relatively low proportion of variance accounted for raises further questions. Directions for future research are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-125
Number of pages6
JournalDepression and Anxiety
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996


  • anxiety
  • assessment
  • social anxiety
  • social phobia
  • treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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