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MARTINS-D'ANGELO, Rosanna M; MONTANES, Mª Concepción Menéndez; GOMEZ-BENITO, Juana  and  PERALTA, Yamila Fernanda Silva. Condependency an its instruments of evaluation: a documental study. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.2, pp. 139-150. ISSN 1677-0471.

The aim of this documental study is to describe a brief history of Codependency, to carry on a review of the psychometric instruments developed up to now and to describe the most cited instruments in the literature. This research is part of a larger study which general objective is to describe the existing state of the art about codependency through an extensive document search in PsycINFO database. Between 2004 and 2008, were selected and reviewed 433 documents about codependency, the first document captured is dated in 1981 and the last in 2008. In a second selection, 81 documents were analyzed, those documents which consider assessment instruments to measure the concept Codependency. The most cited instruments were: Spann-Fischer Codependency Scale (SF CDS), Co-dependency Assessment Questionnaire (CAQ) and Friel Adult Child/Co-dependency Assessment Inventory (CAI).

Keywords : Codependency; Psychological Evaluation; Evaluation instruments.

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