On characterizing new psychiatric long-stay patients

  title={On characterizing new psychiatric long-stay patients},
  author={Priv.-Doz. Dr. J. Jakubaschk and W M Kopp},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
In order to characterize new long-stay patients at the Psychiatric Clinic of Berne University, a comparison of all new long-stay patients of a 12-months period (n=44) with a random sample of hospital admissions (n=58) was carried out. Demographic data, circumstances of admission and illness data were recorded. Psychiatric symptoms were documented by means of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS), intelligence from the Progressive Matrices Test (PMT) and inadequate behaviour based upon a… CONTINUE READING


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