The Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) as a screening tool for psychological disorders in patients with epilepsy and mild intellectual disabilities in residential care

@article{Endermann2005TheBS,
  title={The Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) as a screening tool for psychological disorders in patients with epilepsy and mild intellectual disabilities in residential care},
  author={Michael Endermann},
  journal={Epilepsy & Behavior},
  year={2005},
  volume={7},
  pages={85-94}
}
This study examines the usefulness of the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) as a screening tool for psychological disorders in patients with epilepsy and mild intellectual disabilities. Participants were 91 residents of the Bethel Institute, Bielefeld, Germany. Cronbach's alpha was revealed to be sufficient for the composite score Global Severity Index (GSI) (0.95) and for most of the subscales (0.64-0.80). Compared with normative data, residents with epilepsy scored slightly higher on all BSI… CONTINUE READING

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