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Brief Rating of Aggression by Children and Adolescents (BRACHA): a reliability study.

  title={Brief Rating of Aggression by Children and Adolescents (BRACHA): a reliability study.},
  author={Drew H Barzman and Douglas Mossman and Loretta Sonnier and Michael Sorter},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  volume={40 3},
The Brief Rating of Aggression by Children and Adolescents (BRACHA) is a 14-item instrument scored by emergency room staff members to assess aggression risk during an upcoming psychiatric hospitalization. In this study, we investigated the inter-rater reliability of the BRACHA 0.9, the latest version of the instrument. After receiving training based on the BRACHA 0.9 manual, 10 intake workers viewed 24 ten-minute videos in which child and adolescent actors portrayed pediatric emergency room… 

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