Social psychiatry

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 43–55

The Social Behaviour Assessment Schedule (SBAS): Rationale, contents, scoring and reliability of a new interview schedule

  • S. Platt
  • Anne Weyman
  • S. Hirsch
  • Sheila Hewett
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DOI: 10.1007/BF00577960

Cite this article as:
Platt, S., Weyman, A., Hirsch, S. et al. Soc Psychiatry (1980) 15: 43. doi:10.1007/BF00577960

Summary

A critical review of interview schedules currently available for the assessment of the psychiatric patient's social functioning and its impact on significant others demonstrates a number of problems in the conceptualization of role behaviour and burden on the household. The Social Behaviour Assessment Schedule (SBAS) has been designed to meet the need for a more theoretically adequate research instrument which will be of practical use in the evaluation of different treatment regimes. The SBAS takes the form of a standardized, semi-structured interview with the patient's most closely involved relative or friend. The overall structure of the schedule is described, and detailed consideration given to the contents, scoring and inter-rater reliability of the scales in the three core sections. These sections measure the patient's disturbed behaviour, the patient's social performance, and the adverse effects on the household.

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© Springer-Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Platt
    • 1
  • Anne Weyman
    • 1
  • S. Hirsch
    • 1
  • Sheila Hewett
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryCharing Cross HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.MRC Unit for Epidemological Studies in PsychiatryUniversity Department of Psychiatry, Royal Edinburgh HospitalMorningside ParkUK
  3. 3.Amnesty InternationalLondonUK
  4. 4.c/o Department of Applied Social StudiesUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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