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Auditory hallucinations: a review of assessment tools

Authors:
Ratcliff, K., Farhall, J., and Shawyer, F.
Abstract:
Auditory hallucinations are a common and troubling symptom in psychotic disorders. We aimed to identify measures that could be used by clinicians and researchers to assess the experience of auditory hallucinations. A literature review was conducted to identify auditory hallucination measures that were developed since the last such review in 1998. We identified 10 tools: eight self-report measures and two clinical interviews. The scales measured diverse constructs and are divided into four categories for review: multidimensional assessment, coping strategies, rating of beliefs and acceptance or mindfulness. Evidence of the measures' reliability, validity and sensitivity to change are discussed. There has been an expansion in the range of instruments available, particularly in self-report questionnaires and in measures that focus on psychological aspects such as attitudes and beliefs regarding voices.
DOI:
10.1002/cpp.729
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22131297
Journal:
Clin Psychol Psychother
issn:
1099-0879 (Electronic)
Publication year:
2011
pages:
524-34
Symptom status:
Cognitive/mental state
Functional status:
Cognitive/mental functioning
Age:
Adults (18-65)
Children (0-18)
Seniors (65+)
Disease:
Mental and behavioural disorders and related symptoms
PRO / non-PRO:
Non-patient Reported Outcome
Patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
1 - Questionnaires
2 - Interviews
6 - Clinical rating scales
Instrument:
AHRS - Auditory Hallucinations Rating Scale
BAVQ-R - Beliefs About Voices Questionnaire-Revised
CAHQ - Characteristics of Auditory Hallucinations Questionnaire
HPSVQ - Hamilton Program for Schizophrenia Voices Questionnaire
PSYRATS-AH - Psychotic Symptom Rating Scales-Auditory Hallucination
RAHQ - Responses to Auditory Hallucinations Questionnaire
SMVQ - Southampton Mindfulness of Voices Questionnaire
VAAS - Voices Action and Acceptance Scale
VAY - Voice and You Scale
VPD - Voice Power Differential