Escala Breve de Evaluación Psiquiátrica (Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale, BPRS. Authors. Ana Hernandez + 1 · luis preciado · Ana Hernandez. This study was performed to validate the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) in a Spanish-language version in Colombia. We used the BPRS because it is. The BPRS is important because it is one of the most widely used scales in clinical Analisis factorial y validación de la versión en español de la escala Brief.

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The Portuguese version of the Clinical Global Impression – Schizophrenia Scale: validation study

Raters were trained by tape-recorded interviews and with real patients before reaching a reliability on the scale’s overall mean equal to 0. This study was financed with a eacala grant from Eli Lilly do Brasil Conflict of interests: Peralta V, Cuesta MJ. The components of the factor “depression” are similar to the findings of other studies such as those by Overall and Klett, 5 Guy, 9 Acorn, 24 Zuardi et al 25 and McMahon et al.

Novel factor-based symptom scores in treatment resistant schizophrenia: Quatro fatores foram obtidos: However, most factor analysis with the BPRS had their respective data derived from patients whose drug treatment status was undefined, without an adequate discrimination between patients who were responsive or refractory to antipsychotic treatment.

Conclusion The factor analysis of this study has found factors which reflect known psychopathological syndromes and replicated findings of factors originated from samples with refractory and not-refractory schizophrenia. A confiabilidade foi de 0, The Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale BPRS 12 is a psychopathological assessment scale composed of 18 items which have been extensively used in the assessment of patients with diagnosis of schizophrenia. The Clinical Global Impression – Schizophrenia Scale was designed to assess severity and treatment response in subjects with schizophrenia involved in naturalistic studies and daily clinical practice.


Negative v positive schizophrenia. This could be a limitation between different evaluators with distinct clinical experience, but in this study, with psychiatrists from different backgrounds and settings, interrater reliability was substantial for total score and positive symptoms domain. The Brazilian version of the Clinical Global Impression – Schizophrenia Scale is a valid and reliable instrument for the assessment of severity and treatment response in schizophrenic inpatient and outpatients.

Schizophrenic syndromes and clozapine response in treatment-resistant schizophrenia.

In order to fill this gap, Haro et al. Services on Demand Journal. Five factors were found, being the fifth represented by the symptoms “somatic concern”, and “anxiety”, with self-value eigenvalue of 1.

As previously mentioned, this study bors McMahon et al’s 15 were the only to assess a homogeneous population of refractory patients. The semi structured BPRS interview and rating guide.

How to cite this article. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates; Services on Demand Article.

The application of the BPRS-A, using a cut-off point with the values defined by the current psychopathological severity criterion, has differentiated two groups of patients: Principal component factor analysis indicates a structure having three domains: Individuals with diagnosis bbprs schizophrenia, according to DSM-IV criteria, receiving psychiatric treatment either as inpatients or outpatients, both genders, and who were at least 18 years old were included in this study.

One hundred and twenty patients using conventional antipsychotics and who met the historic criterion described above were gprs in the study. A re-examination of the positive-negative dichotomy.

Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale

Its concurrent validity, interrater reliability and sensitivity to change were analyzed. Issues influencing their ascertainment.


Summing up, the isolation of the factor “disorganization” was not constantly found in most of the studies of factor analysis with the BPRS-A.

Method This is an observational, longitudinal, naturalistic, multi-centric study for patients with schizophrenia. On the other hand, its main limitation lies on the sample size.

Romano F, Elkis H. Regarding correlation between scales, it was moderate for positive, negative, cognitive and total score domains 0. This factor was excluded for not corresponding to the interpretability of the criterion, i. Within subjects analysis of variance showed that the scale is an instrument having good sensitivity to detect change of escaal characteristics.

The evaluation of agreement on continuous variables by the intraclass correlation coefficient. The severity of illness evaluates the secala situation during the week previous to the assessment, while the degree of change category evaluates the change of the severity of the disorder between two time-points.

One hundred and forty patients were included in the study, 70 inpatients and 70 outpatients.

The psychopathological factors of refractory schizophrenia

This is an observational, longitudinal, naturalistic, multi-centric study for patients with schizophrenia. Results Ninety-six patients were assessed, with mean age of The heterogeneity of clinical manifestations in schizophrenia has lead to the study of symptom clusters through psychopathological assessment scales.

For decades, many efforts have been performed to characterize the clinical symptomatology of schizophrenia.