Equipercentile linking of the BPRS and the PANSS.

  title={Equipercentile linking of the BPRS and the PANSS.},
  author={Stefan Leucht and Peter Rothe and John M Davis and Rolf R. Engel},
  journal={European neuropsychopharmacology : the journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology},
  volume={23 8},
The Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) and the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) are the most frequently used scales to rate the symptoms of schizophrenia. There are many situations in which it is important to know what a given total score or a percent reduction from baseline score of one scale means in terms of the other scale. We used the equipercentile linking method to identify corresponding scores of simultaneous BPRS and PANSS ratings in 3767 patients from antipsychotic drug… CONTINUE READING
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