Routine assessment of patient progress: a multiformat, change-sensitive nurses' instrument for assessing psychotic inpatients.

@article{Ehmann1995RoutineAO,
  title={Routine assessment of patient progress: a multiformat, change-sensitive nurses' instrument for assessing psychotic inpatients.},
  author={Thomas S Ehmann and Edward Higgs and Geoffrey Norman Smith and T Au and Susan Altman and D. Lloyd and William Honer},
  journal={Comprehensive psychiatry},
  year={1995},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={289-95}
}
A new instrument, the Routine Assessment of Patient Progress (RAPP), is a standardized scale with a unique format that allows trained nurses to incorporate both interview and observational data into a comprehensive assessment of psychiatric inpatients. The scale was developed to accurately document treatment effects, assist in treatment planning, and provide ancillary judgments of psychopathology that may affect diagnosis. The RAPP demonstrates satisfactory interrater reliability and internal… CONTINUE READING