Emotional Atmosphere in Families of Schizophrenic Outpatients: Relevance of a Practice-Oriented Assessment Instrument

  • G. Buchkremer
  • H. Schulze-Mönking
  • L. Lewandowski
  • C. Wittgen


The Camberwell Family Interview (CFI), the measure used to assess “expressed emotion” (EE), can hardly be used in routine psychiatric work since the time required for relatives and raters with this test instrument is very great (about 4–5 h per rating). In addition, the amount of effort necessary to arrive at a sufficiently high interrater reliability during rater training is hardly possible under the given conditions.


Home Visit Express Emotion Psychopathological Status Phrenic Patient Coping Reaction 
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  • G. Buchkremer
  • H. Schulze-Mönking
  • L. Lewandowski
  • C. Wittgen

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