Reliability and Validity of the Overt Agitation Severity Scale in Adult Psychiatric Inpatients

@article{Kopecky1998ReliabilityAV,
  title={Reliability and Validity of the Overt Agitation Severity Scale in Adult Psychiatric Inpatients},
  author={Heather J. Kopecky and Charles R. Kopecky and Stuart C. Yudofsky},
  journal={Psychiatric Quarterly},
  year={1998},
  volume={69},
  pages={301-323}
}
An instrument, that validly and reliably identifies and measures agitation is required to evaluate environmental modifications, interpersonal strategies, psychopharmacological interventions, directed toward managing these commonly occurring and highly-disabling emotions and behavior. The conceptualization of agitation on a continuum from anxiety to aggression provides a practical framework for guiding clinical practice toward the early identification and intervention of agitation. The results… CONTINUE READING