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POLSKA ADAPTACJA I WALIDACJA SKALI ZACHOWAN UNIKOWYCH TOWARZYSZACYCH AGORAFOBII [POLISH ADAPTATION AND VALIDATION OF THE MOBILITY INVENTORY]

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Author(s): Michałowski, Jarosław | Holas, Paweł | Wojdyło, Kamila | Gorlewski, Bartłomiej

Journal: Psychiatria i Psychoterapia
ISSN 1895-3166

Volume: 8;
Issue: 3-4;
Start page: 20;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: agoraphobia | panic disorder | fear of fear

ABSTRACT
Aim: The present study aimed at the adaptation and validation of the Mobility Inventory (MI; suggested Polish name: Skala Zachowan Unikowych Towarzyszacych Agorafobii [SZUTA]) used to assess the frequency ofagoraphobic avoidance behavior under circumstances of being in company (subscale Avoidance When Accompanied) or alone (subscale Avoidance When Alone).Method: The study included a total of 80 patients diagnosed with agoraphobia or panic disorder with agoraphobia according to the diagnostic criteria of the DSM-IV as well as 100 control subjects who did not show the presence of mental disorders.Results: The present study showed that the Polish-language version of the MI meets basic psychometric criteria.Both of its subscales are characterized by a high content validity and reliability.Conclusions: The Polish-language version of the MI has been found to be a highly efficient and economic research and diagnostic instrument for the measurement of the agoraphobic avoidance behavior. Both of itssubscales (i.e. Avoidance When Accompanied and Avoidance When Alone) might be very useful in research or in the diagnosis and evaluation of therapeutic effects.
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