15/03/2013 Medicine Psychology
DOI: 10.1080/17523281.2012.693521 SemanticScholar ID: 144885088 MAG: 2025784862

Psychometric properties of the Treatment Outcomes Profile (TOP) psychological health scale

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This study aimed to determine the validity and reliability of the Treatment Outcomes Profile (TOP) psychological health scale (item 4a) as a case finding tool for common mental disorders (CMDs). This cross-sectional diagnostic validation study involved 103 outpatients in a mainstream community drugs treatment service in Leeds, United Kingdom. Psychiatric diagnosis of a CMD was established using a structured gold-standard interview (CIS-R) based on ICD-10 criteria. Participants also completed the TOP measure and severity of dependence scale (SDS). A TOP item 4a score ≤12 had a sensitivity of 83% and specificity of 71% for a diagnosable CMD, with moderate agreement between baseline and re-test measures (intra-class correlation = 0.78). The TOP scale was negatively correlated with overall CIS-R severity scores (r = −0.60, p  12 and a reliable change index ≥6. Psychometric testing in this mo...

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Prof. Simon Gilbody

University of York - Director of the Mental Health and Addictions Research Group

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