A 28-item behavioral rating scale, the Acute Psychiatric Rating Scale (APRS), was developed using factor-analytic methods for the assessment of functionally disturbed psychiatric inpatients.
Fifty-eight staff rated 14 patients on the scale.
Seven factorial dimensions were extracted comprising neuroticism, aggression, emotional withdrawal, cognitive impairment, schizophrenia, hypomania and self-injuriousness.
The scale was evaluated in 4 different psychiatric inpatient units : two acute admission wards, an intensive care unit and a regional secure unit.
Behavioral ratings on the scale were related to several patient demographic and treatment variables, including age, sex, marital status, legal status, length of admission and electroconvulsive therapy.
The scale was found to possess a clear factorial structure, good interrater reliability and promising clinical validity for further research use in psychiatric inpatient settings.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Hospitalisation, Echelle évaluation, Trouble comportement, Psychométrie, Evaluation, Personnel sanitaire, Fidélité test, Validation test, Homme, Santé mentale, Acute Psychiatric Rating Scale Squier
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Hospitalization, Evaluation scale, Behavioral disorder, Psychometrics, Evaluation, Health staff, Test reliability, Test validation, Human, Mental health
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0382877
Code Inist : 002B18B01. Création : 01/03/1996.