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The Psychiatric Impairment Rating Scale: Is it a valid measure?
Abstract The Psychiatric Impairment Rating Scale (PIRS) was introduced as part of the Workcover legislation in NSW and has since been adopted in other States. There has been significant criticism ofExpand
Seeking, accepting and declining help for emotional distress in cancer: A systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative evidence
Many individuals affected by cancer who experience emotional distress report not wanting help. This review aims to understand why individuals affected by cancer seek, accept or decline help forExpand
The Depression Anxiety and Stress Scales: Reference data from a large psychiatric outpatient sample
Abstract The published norms for the Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS) give results for clinical populations that largely fall in the severe to very severe categories. As a result, withinExpand
What level of risk is acceptable in psychiatry
The review of risk assessment by Large & Nielssen[1][1] is timely as there has been an increasing tendency to rely on structured protocols in the assessment of patients, particularly with regard toExpand
Letter to the Editor
  • G. R. Davies
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Korean Medical Science
  • 30 July 2009
To the Editor: I refer to the paper by Ryu, Hong, Jung, Hwang, Jung, Jeong, Rah and Suh (2009) (1). The assessment of psychiatric disability is difficult and fraught with methodologicalExpand
Outcome study tools and clinical practice.
  • G. R. Davies
  • Medicine
  • The Australian and New Zealand journal of…
  • 1 January 2006
Srinivasan Tirupati, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Service, Hunter New England Mental Health, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia: Clozapine is also known to be associated with a significant degree ofExpand
The psychiatrist as expert witness
Thompson[1][1] and Rix[2][2] make particularly interesting statements regarding continuing professional education in the area of providing expert reports. I generally agree with the requirementsExpand
The Reliability of the Psychiatric Impairment Scale (PIRS) in Valuing Psychological Impairment
This study examines the validity of valuations made using the descriptors in the subscales of the Psychiatric Impairment Scale (PIRS). Estimates of the item valuations on a 0–100 scale made by aExpand