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November 1983

The Spanish Diagnostic Interview ScheduleReliability and Comparison With Clinical Diagnoses

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences (Drs Burnam, Karno, Hough, and Escobar), and the Department of Biomathematics (Dr Forsythe), UCLA; and the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center, Brentwood Division, (Drs Hough and Escobar).

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1983;40(11):1189-1196. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1983.01790100035005

• The National Institute of Mental Health Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DIS) was translated into Spanish. The reliability of the Spanish instrument, its equivalence to the English version, and its agreement with clinical diagnoses were examined in a study of 90 bilingual (English- and Spanishspeaking) and 61 monolingual (Spanish-speaking only) patients from a community mental health center. The study design involved two independent DIS administrations and one independent clinical evaluation of each subject.