Catatonia. I. Rating scale and standardized examination

  title={Catatonia. I. Rating scale and standardized examination},
  author={George Bush and M Fink and Georgios Petrides and Frank G Dowling and Andrew Francis},
  journal={Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
To facilitate the systematic description of catatonic signs, we developed a catatonia rating examination, rating scale and screening instrument. We constructed a 23‐item rating scale and a truncated 14‐item screening instrument using operationalized definitions of signs ascribed to catatonia in published sources. Inter‐rater reliability was tested in 44 simultaneous ratings of 28 cases defined by the presence of ≥2 signs on the 14‐item screen. Inter‐rater reliability for total score on the… 

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