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EPOS assessment scale of life events (EPOS life events)

The EPOS Assessment Scale of Life Events (EPOS Life Events, Hambrecht M: Cologne: University of Cologne, 2001) is an interview for reviewing and evaluating life events prior to inclusion or in between follow-up periods in a short form chart adapted from the Munich Life Event List (Maier-Dewald M, Wittchen H-U, Hecht H, Werner Eilert K; München: Max-Planck-Institut für Psychiatrie, 1983).

As add-on, this chart also includes an assessment of the appraisal of the event and degree of subjective burden. Thus, the EPOS Life Events allows for the fast and comprehensive collection of major life events and their felt impact in psychiatric research. Potential end-users are psychiatric, psychological or public health investigators engaged in psychosis research.

As the main benefit, the EPOS Assessment Scale of Life Events provides the brief, concise and time-efficient assessment of life events and their appraisal.

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