A brief inpatient measure of global psychiatric symptom severity: initial validation of the Brief Symptom Measure-25 for an adolescent inpatient sample.

Adolescent psychiatry is experiencing a growing need for brief yet psychometrically robust outcome measures for inpatient settings. Outcome measures currently available present limitations to clinicians and patients alike in terms of their excessive length, time of completion, difficulty to score, and focus on specific clusters of symptoms. The present… CONTINUE READING