[Factor structure and validity of a german version of the barratt impulsiveness scale].

@article{Preuss2003FactorSA,
  title={[Factor structure and validity of a german version of the barratt impulsiveness scale].},
  author={Ulrich W. Preuss and Dan Rujescu and Ina Giegling and G. Koller and Miriam Bottlender and Rolf R. Engel and H. J. M{\"o}ller and Michael Soyka},
  journal={Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie},
  year={2003},
  volume={71 10},
  pages={527-34}
}
OBJECTIVE Impulsive traits are key characteristics in a number of psychiatric disorders and are part of the normal behavior spectrum. The BIS-5 is an instrument developed to assess impulsivity. The aim of this study is to evaluate the BIS-5 in two German psychiatric inpatient samples and healthy controls proving the originally proposed four-factor structure as well as convergent and discriminate validity. METHODS 159 alcohol-dependent subjects and 77 suicidal inpatients were recruited in an… CONTINUE READING

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