A structured interview guide increases Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale reliability in raters with low clinical experience.

@article{Crippa2001ASI,
  title={A structured interview guide increases Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale reliability in raters with low clinical experience.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Alexandre S. Crippa and Rafael Faria Sanches and Jaime Eduardo Cecilio Hallak and Sonia Regina Loureiro and Ant{\^o}nio Waldo Zuardi},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2001},
  volume={103 6},
  pages={465-70}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the beneficial impact of a structured interview on the reliability of BPRS ratings in raters with low clinical experience. METHOD Each patient was rated once a week in two separate interviews, conducted on the same day. The first interview was conducted by a rater with low clinical experience (recruited from a group of five residents in psychiatry and one clinical psychologist in training). All second interviews were conducted by the same highly experienced psychiatrist… CONTINUE READING

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