Content of the questionnaire
Target audienceAdults
ApplicationThe Panic Disorder Self-Report (PDSR) has been developed to diagnose or exclude diagnoses of panic disorders. Due to its shortness, this measure is usually seen as not very intrusive and is accepted quite well.
CompositionThe PDSR contains 24 items, most of which are answered in a simple Yes/No fashion. Nevertheless, there are also some questions, for example about severity, which are answered on 5-point Likert scales. Not all of the questions have to be answered by every patient. If a panic disorder can already be excluded, the questionnaire stops.
Psychometric properties
Reliability & ValidityThe psychometric properties of the PDSR have been investigated for example in Newman et al. (2006; see literature). The questionnaire has been found valid and reliable. Additionally, a cut-off score for 95% sensitivity and specificity has been established.
Literature and copyright

Newman, M. G., Holmes, M., Zuellig, A. R., Kachin, K. E., & Behar, E. (2006). The reliability and validity of the panic disorder self-report: a new diagnostic screening measure of panic disorder. Psychological assessment18(1), 49.

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