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August 1972

The Structured and Scaled Interview to Assess Maladjustment (SSIAM)II. Factor Analysis, Reliability, and Validity

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1972;27(2):264-267. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1972.01750260106018

Six factors emerged from a factor analysis of the Structured and Scaled Interview to Assess Maladjustment (SSIAM) ratings made on 164 adults judged acceptable for outpatient psychotherapy. These factors were social isolation, work inadequacy, friction with family, dependence on family, sexual dissatisfaction, and friction outside family. Their intraclass correlation coefficients of reliability ranged from 0.78 to 0.97. Other aspects of interrater agreement were examined, and agreement was found to be adequate. There was significant agreement (P <.01) between independent pairs of ratings from patients and informants for all the factors except sexual dissatisfaction.