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Impulsivity is a fundamental component of psychopathology and an essential trait to consider when working with forensic populations. Nevertheless, impulsivity has not been widely studied in psychiatric forensic patients. The current study evaluated the use of a self-report measure of impulsivity, the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-11), in a sample of 425(More)
INTRODUCTION The goal of the study was to understand what characteristics of the provider and recipient of psychiatric care on inpatient civil and forensic units impact satisfaction ratings. Specifically, we explored how demographic variables (age, race), psychiatric diagnosis (psychotic, affective, substance-related), and patients' interactions with staff(More)
The goal of this investigation was the development of an inconsistency scale (ICN-SF) for the personality assessment inventory-short form (PAI-SF). In Study 1, 503 inpatient profiles were randomly assigned to a derivation or cross-validation sample. Ten correlated item pairs were identified using the derivation sample and placed on the ICN-SF. Psychometric(More)
Few studies have assessed the psychometric properties of the Personality Assessment Inventory short-form (PAI-SF) clinical scales, and none have conducted these evaluations using participants from psychiatric inpatient units. The present study evaluated item-level tests of scaling assumptions of the PAI-SF using a large (N=503) clinical sample of(More)
The present study reports on the development of a measure designed to assess satisfaction with service among civil and forensic psychiatric inpatients. Survey items drawn from a review of existing measures were administered to 427 forensic and 416 civil male psychiatric inpatients. In an effort to develop a reliable and valid measure, a rigorous test(More)
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