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Reliability and Validity of Abridged Version of the Farsi Version of Scale to Assess Unawareness of Mental Disorders (SUMD) in Psychotic Mania

Author(s): Mohammad Nadi Sakhvidi | Hassan Shahrokhi | Nosratollah Purafkari | Ayob Malek | Amir Mokhtarzadeh | Seyed Mohammad Ali Ghoreishizadeh | Mohammad zakaria Pezeshki | Fatemeh Ranjbar Kuchaksarayi | Roya Mohamadi | Ahmad Moosavi

Journal: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology
ISSN 1735-4315

Volume: 16;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 181;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: insight; reliability; validity; bipolar disorder

AbstractObjectives: To assess the reliability and validity of the abridged version of the Farsi version of Scale to Assess Unawareness of Mental Disorders (SUMD), as well as examining the change in insight among patients with psychotic mania in the course of recovery. Method: In a cross-sectional study, 36 patients with psychotic mania were evaluated for inter-rater reliability by researchers. Subsequently, 60 patients with psychotic mania were evaluated using SUMD (Abridged), Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS), and Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) scale in two steps: first in the beginning of admission (acute phase) and then during discharge (recovery phase). Results: Inter-rater reliability was calculated using intra-class correlation to be 0.73-0.93. Improvement of patients’ insight during the acute and recovery phases (p

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