Reliability and validity of using a Brief Psychiatric Symptom Rating Scale in clinical practice.

@article{Lee1990ReliabilityAV,
  title={Reliability and validity of using a Brief Psychiatric Symptom Rating Scale in clinical practice.},
  author={Michael B Lee and Yun Jung Lee and Lim Li Yen and Mei-Hsin Lin and B H Lue},
  journal={Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi},
  year={1990},
  volume={89 12},
  pages={1081-7}
}
To develop a reliable and valid psychiatric self-rating scale for use in medical practice, the authors modified Derogatis' Symptom Check List-90-R (SCL-90-R) and designed a shorter form, named Brief Symptom Rating Scale (BSRS). The BSRS comprises 50 items, which best reflect the original ten symptom dimensions and three indices of psychopathology from the SCL-90-R. The BSRS has been proven in different populations to have an excellent split-half reliability as well as good internal structure… CONTINUE READING

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