Author(s) : Richard Rogers, Kenneth W. Sewell and Nathan D. Gillard
Publisher : PAR, 2010
SKU : PG_STR
Purpose: Assesses feigning of psychiatric symptoms
Age: 18-100 years
Time: Approximately 30-40 minutes
The Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms, 2nd Edition (SIRS-2) was developed to assess deliberate distortions in the self-report of symptoms.
Each scale produces useful information on how a particular client may distort or fabricate his or her symptoms. The primary focus of the SIRS-2 is on the evaluation of feigning and the manner in which it is likely to occur—for example, exaggeration of symptom severity versus fabrication of symptomatology.
The wealth of empirical support established for the measure gives users confidence in the validity of the SIRS-2 for forensic populations. This is particularly important as findings of psychological evaluations are often closely scrutinised during court proceedings.