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Interview schedules are established protocols, usually writen , detailing the procedures and the questions to be asked in a structured interview.

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Use in clinical assessment[edit | edit source]

Interview schedules are sometimes employed in psychological assessment and psychiatric evaluation, particularly in intake interviews in order to standardise information collection. Examples include:

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  • Bravo, M., Canino, G. J., Rubio-Stipec, M., & Woodbury-Farina, M. (1991). A cross-cultural adaptation of a psychiatric epidemiologic instrument: The Diagnostic Interview Schedule's adaptation in Puerto Rico. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 15(1), 1-18.
  • Brugha, T. S., Jenkins, R., Taub, N., Meltzer, H., & Bebbington, P. E. (2001). A general population comparison of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) and the Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry (SCAN). Psychological Medicine, 31(6), 1001-1013.
  • Canada, R. M. (1973). The effects of two differing reinforcement schedules on the acquisition and use of a pre-practicum interview skill. Dissertation Abstracts International, 33(9-A), 4824-4825.
  • Eaton, W. W., Neufeld, K., Chen, L.-S., & Cai, G. (2000). A comparison of self-report and clinical diagnostic interviews for depression: Diagnostic Interview Schedule and Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry in the Baltimore Epidemiologic Catchment Area follow-up. Archives of General Psychiatry, 57(3), 217-222.
  • Goodwin, L. D., Sands, D. J., & Kozleski, E. B. (1991). Estimating interinterviewer reliability for interview schedules used in special education research. The Journal of Special Education, 25(1), 73-89.
  • Hesselbrock, V., & et al. (1982). A comparison of two interview schedules: The Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia--Lifetime and the National Institute of Mental Health Diagnostic Interview Schedule. Archives of General Psychiatry, 39(6), 674-677.
  • King, M. B., Jr. (1944). Reliability of the ideacentered question in interview schedules. American Sociological Review, 9, 57-64.
  • Lopez, S., & Nunez, J. A. (1987). Cultural factors considered in selected diagnostic criteria and interview schedules. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 96(3), 270-272.
  • Morrison, D. E. (1958). A boxing system for interview schedules. American Sociological Review, 23, 83-84.
  • Schutzwohl, M., Kallert, T., & Jurjanz, L. (2007). Using the Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry (SCAN 2.1) as a diagnostic interview providing dimensional measures: Cross-national findings on the psychometric properties of psychopathology scales. European Psychiatry, 22(4), 229-238.
  • Watson, C. G., Anderson, P. E., Thomas, D., & Nyberg, K. (1992). Comparability of telephone and face to face diagnostic interview schedules. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 180(8), 534-535.
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