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Psychiatric diagnosis by telephone: is it an opportunity?

Muskens, Esther M. H.; Lucassen, Peter; Groenleer, Wilke; Van Weel, Chris; Oude Voshaar, Richard; Speckens, Anne


Research question: Are diagnostic telephone interviews for psychiatric disorders as valid as diagnostic face-to-face interviews?Background: For reasons of feasibility, diagnostic telephone interviews are frequently used in research of psychiatric morbidity. However, it is unknown whether diagnostic telephone interviews are as valid as diagnostic face-to-face interviews.Method: A systematic review of original studies in PubMed, PsychINFO and Embase was carried out. We included studies...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00127-014-0861-9


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