The Spanish Diagnostic Interview Schedule: Reliability and Concordance With Clinical Diagnoses in Puerto Rico

Glorisa J. Canino, Hector R. Bird, Patrick E. Shrout, Maritza Rubio-Stipec, Milagros Bravo, Ruth Martinez, Myrna Sesman, Aida Guzman, Luz M. Guevara, Haydee Costas

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Abstract

A Spanish translation of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DIS) was assessed using samples of Puerto Rican patients and community subjects from the San Juan area. Concordance between DIS results from psychiatrists' interviews and from laypersons' interviews was similar to results with the DIS in mainland samples. Comparisons of laypersons' DIS results with psychiatrists' clinical diagnoses yielded generally poorer agreement. Levels of agreement improved when diagnoses were clustered into higher-rank categories. These results raise cultural issues related to the use of the DIS in Puerto Rico.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)720-726
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of General Psychiatry
Volume44
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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