Don't take out this appendix! Generalizability of the Global Assessment of Relational Functioning Scale
Abbreviated Journal Title
Am. J. Fam. Ther.
RELIABILITY; VALIDITY; GARF; Psychology, Clinical; Family Studies
This study investigated the generalizability of the Global Assessment of Relational Functioning (GARF) Scale. Found in an appendix of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders under "Criteria Sets for Axes Provided for Future Study, " the GARF Scale provides a global rating of a relational unit (family or couple). Thirty-two raters assigned GARF ratings to five relational units. Generalizability analyses indicate extremely high dependability of GARF scores across raters. Higher generalizability coefficients were found for raters who had formal education in family systems theory. Overall, these results are an encouraging step towards adopting the GARF for widespread use.
American Journal of Family Therapy
"Don't take out this appendix! Generalizability of the Global Assessment of Relational Functioning Scale" (2001). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 8137.