Assistant Professor Melissa Edmondson Smith, PhD, is a co-author of new research, "Evidence for differential predictive performance of the prime screen between Black and White help-seeking Youths," just published in the journal Psychiatric Services In Advance.
Objective: Self-report screening instruments for emerging psychosis have the potential to improve early detection efforts by increasing the number of true positives among persons deemed to be at “clinical high risk” of the disorder, but their practical utility depends on their validity across race. This study sought to examine whether a commonly used self-report screening tool for psychosis risk performed equally among black and white youths in its ability to predict clinical high-risk status.
Citation: Millman, Z. B., Rakhshan, P. J., DeVylder, J. E., Smith, M. E., Phalen, P. L., Woods, S.W., . . . & Schiffman, J. (2019). Evidence for differential predictive performance of the prime screen between Black and White help-seeking Youths. Psychiatric Services In Advance. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201800536