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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Lawrence Erlbaum Associates; 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.

How many and which are the psychopathological dimensions in schizophrenia? Sensitivity to change has been evaluated comparing scores in two clinically different points.

The psychopathological factors of refractory schizophrenia

Outpatients were evaluated in only escwla occasion by two psychiatrists. The study reproduced the four factors described in the literature, either in refractory or non-refractory patients.

In the negative and cognitive domains of the scale, where symptoms may be less specific, this is even more critical. These, in turn has the limitation of having small samples and to have used different psychopathological assessment instruments. The brief psychiatric rating scale. Use of psychological testing for treatment planning and outcome assessment.

Thus, it would be very important to offer a simple, easy to administer, and accurate scale to evaluate patients with schizophrenia in Brazil. 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 most prescribed drugs during hospitalization included antipsychotics Clinical global impression CGI.

A short definition of each symptom’s group is included in the instrument. All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

As previously mentioned, this study and McMahon et al’s 15 were the only to assess a homogeneous population of refractory patients. Neuroimagem estrutural e psicopatologia: Reliability and validity of a depression rating scale for schizophrenics.

Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale

None Conflict of interests: This group does not correspond to any known psychopathological syndrome. Consecutive patients meeting inclusion criteria by clinical interview in each escals were included in the study.

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 bprrs used either in clinical or research settings. On the other hand, its main limitation lies on the sample size.

How to cite this article. 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.

Pearson correlation coefficients were calculated based on scores of both scales.

The factor analysis of this study has found factors which reflect known psychopathological syndromes and replicated findings of factors originated from samples with refractory escwla not-refractory schizophrenia. Inputs Linked to Outcome Domains and Needs. All correlations were statistically significant, as presented in Table 1. No specific training is essential for its administration because the items to be addressed are simple and the ranking of patients’ symptoms is based on clinical judgment.


Data used in factor analysis were those obtained at baseline, i. The dichotomy between positive and negative symptoms which was initially proposed for bpes 1 has ecsala modified by studies based on factor analysis, 2 a statistical method which enable the grouping of symptoms of a scale by means of their correlation. For inpatients, the first evaluation was similar to the outpatients’ one.

Brief psychological rating scale.

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. How to cite escaala article. 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.