Do psychiatric patients improve their competency to consent to hospitalization after admission? A prospective study in an acute inpatient ward.

@article{Fraguas2007DoPP,
  title={Do psychiatric patients improve their competency to consent to hospitalization after admission? A prospective study in an acute inpatient ward.},
  author={David Fraguas and Fernando Garc{\'i}a-Solano and Esther Chapela and Sara Ter{\'a}n and Juan Jos{\'e} de la Pe{\~n}a and Alfredo Calcedo-Barba},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={54-62}
}
OBJECTIVES Competency to consent to hospitalization has important clinical and ethical implications. However, there are no follow-up studies that evaluate improvement in competency during psychiatric hospitalization. The authors sought to determine whether patients admitted to a psychiatric ward as incompetent to consent to hospitalization improve their competency during hospitalization. METHOD A total of 160 consecutively admitted patients were administered the Competency Questionnaire (CQ… CONTINUE READING

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The authors sought to determine whether patients admitted to a psychiatric ward as incompetent to consent to hospitalization improve their competency during hospitalization .
The authors sought to determine whether patients admitted to a psychiatric ward as incompetent to consent to hospitalization improve their competency during hospitalization .
A total of 160 consecutively admitted patients were administered the Competency Questionnaire ( CQ ) , a structured scale designed to assess competency to consent to psychiatric hospitalization .
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