Measuring communication and social skills in a high security forensic setting using the behavioural status index.

@article{Woods2001MeasuringCA,
  title={Measuring communication and social skills in a high security forensic setting using the behavioural status index.},
  author={Pamela Ann Woods and Valerie Christine Reed and Mick Collins},
  journal={The international journal of psychiatric nursing research},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={
          761-77
        }
}
Assessing patient functioning in the areas of communication and social skills is a core area of practice within psychiatric nursing. Difficulties within these areas can often represent the root of a number of presenting problems. Objective assessment can be difficult without a validated assessment schema. The Behavioural Status Index (BSI) offers such a system of baseline assessment and longitudinal monitoring as a basis for treatment, further specialised assessment, or measurement of outcome… CONTINUE READING