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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A short definition of each symptom’s group is included in the instrument.

It was filled out by choosing one to seven ordinal descriptions of symptoms intensity anchorswhich were: One hundred and forty patients were included in the study, 70 inpatients and 70 outpatients. Sensitivity to change was evaluated by gprs the changes in the domains of the CGI-SCH severity of illness and degree of change and the PANSS from admission to discharge or 30 days after the first evaluation. For decades, many efforts have been performed to characterize the clinical symptomatology esscala schizophrenia.

Peralta V, Cuesta MJ. The psychopathological factors of refractory schizophrenia. Individuals with diagnosis of 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.

In the negative and cognitive domains of the scale, where symptoms may be less specific, this is even more critical. Factors whose relationship had psychopathological coherence bps chosen. The symptoms of chronic schizophrenia. Interrater reliability was evaluated by intraclass correlation coefficients Escsla calculated based on the scoring of two concomitant raters.

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Molecular pathology of schizophrenia: Services on Demand Journal. A re-examination of the positive-negative dichotomy. This study was financed with b;rs research grant from Eli Lilly do Brasil Conflict of interests: Inpatient multidimensional psychiatric scale, manual.

We consider that one of the most important aspects of this study is to have selected one population of patients with refractory schizophrenia based on well-defined criteria.


Services on Demand Journal. The interview was conducted by the psychiatrist and at the end both filled out independently their scores. Five factors were found, being the fifth represented by the symptoms “somatic concern”, and “anxiety”, with self-value eigenvalue of 1.

Kay SR, Sevy S. Four factors were obtained: February 16, Financing: Many psychiatrists face problems when using rating scales that are not translated and validated into Portuguese, particularly in clinical practice contexts. Interrater reliability was assessed by comparing the ratings of each of the CGI-SCH dimensions administered by two psychiatrists to the same patient, and analyzed using intraclass correlation coefficients ICC. A confiabilidade foi de 0, Therefore, the model obtained with four factors showed good final data adjustment, namely: Discussion The CGI-SCH scale is a short instrument for evaluation of the distinct domains of schizophrenia, easy to administer and not time-consuming minutes to fill inwhich can be used either in clinical or research settings.

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. Thus, it would be very important to offer a simple, easy to administer, and accurate scale to evaluate patients with schizophrenia in Brazil. 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.

The Clinical Global Impression scale CGI is a concise instrument that has been used in studies of treatment response in schizophrenia, but it lacks specificity on psychosis and schizophrenia. The semi structured BPRS interview and rating guide. Only one study 15 used the BPRS to assess a population with refractory schizophrenia and the factor analysis of these patients’ data showed that BPRS symptoms aggregated in four factors: Br J Psychiatry Suppl.

The heterogeneity of clinical manifestations in schizophrenia has lead to the study of symptom clusters through psychopathological assessment scales. The order of administration, considering the complexity of scales, was the following: Refractory patients were treated with clozapine, whereas non-refractory ones received conventional or second-generation antipsychotics. Chaves AC, Shirakawa I.

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

Since the first factor analyses, which were performed by Overall and Klett 5 or by Guy, 9 BPRS symptoms have shown to be aggregated into four or five factors Table 1. 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. All correlations were statistically significant. 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.


Schizophrenia; Psychiatric status rating scales; Validity of tests; Validation studies; Multicenter study.

The objective of this study is to validate the Portuguese version of the Clinical Global Impression – Schizophrenia Scale in Brazil by assessing its psychometric properties. The results of this study replicate the factors “positive” and “negative” and evidence that they are found in all studies of factor analysis among schizophrenic patients who are responsive and not-responsive to typical neuroleptics using the BPRS or other instrument for psychopathological measure.

For inpatients, the first evaluation was similar to the outpatients’ one. For the bbprs of reliability, the same patient was simultaneously assessed by two raters; the author, a psychiatrist, and one psychologist, both of them with clinical experience.

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Consulting Psychologist Press; Its concurrent validity, interrater reliability and sensitivity to change were analyzed. Within escalz analysis of variance showed that the scale is an instrument having good sensitivity to detect change of clinical characteristics.

Concurrent bprrs and sensitivity to change were assessed by comparison with the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale, which is considered the gold standard tool to evaluate patients with schizophrenia. Correspondence Mauricio Silva de Lima Av. The BPRS-A allowed the distinction of psychopathological factors, which are important in the evaluation of treatment response of patients with schizophrenia.