Escala Breve de Evaluación Psiquiátrica (Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale, BPRS. Authors. Ana Hernandez + 1 · luis preciado · Ana Hernandez. This study was performed to validate the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) in a Spanish-language version in Colombia. We used the BPRS because it is. The BPRS is important because it is one of the most widely used scales in clinical Analisis factorial y validación de la versión en español de la escala Brief.

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Therefore, the model obtained with four factors showed good final data adjustment, namely: This is an observational, longitudinal, naturalistic, multi-centric study for patients with schizophrenia.

A confiabilidade pbrs de 0, The brief psychiatric rating scale. J Epidemiol Community Health. No specific training is essential for its administration because the items to be addressed are simple and the ranking of patients’ symptoms is based on clinical judgment. Spanish pdf Article in xml format Article references How to cite this article Automatic translation Send this article by e-mail.

Factor loading considered for the interpretation of each of the factors was that equal to or higher than 0. We used the BPRS because it is one of the most widely used scales in clinical and research settings in mental health.

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These comparisons indicated a poor sensitivity of the instrument, with low correlation rates as measured by Pearson coefficients: The results of this study replicate the factors “positive” and “negative” and evidence that they are found in all studies of factor analysis among schizophrenic patients who are responsive and not-responsive to typical neuroleptics using the BPRS or other instrument for psychopathological measure.

This factor was excluded for not corresponding to the interpretability of the criterion, i. Outpatients were evaluated in only one occasion by two psychiatrists. The quantification of schizophrenia psychopathology requires multidimensional instruments capable of assessing its main clinical features, not only positive and negative symptoms, 1 but also other important dimensions commonly present in these patients.

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Conclusion The factor analysis of this study has found factors which reflect known psychopathological syndromes and replicated findings of factors originated from samples with refractory and not-refractory schizophrenia. Each factor was named according to the known psychopathological domains. Results Ninety-six patients were assessed, with mean age of Novel factor-based symptom scores in treatment resistant schizophrenia: Four factors were obtained: A re-examination of the positive-negative dichotomy.

The study reproduced the four factors described in the literature, either in refractory or non-refractory patients. Application of the CGI-SCH by professionals other than psychiatrists is possibly limited, and should not be considered for individuals without clinical psychiatric experience.


For inpatients, the first evaluation should be performed within 7 days after admission. Regarding correlation between scales, it was moderate for positive, negative, cognitive and total score domains 0. The order of administration, considering the complexity of scales, was the following: Schizophrenic esczla and clozapine response in treatment-resistant schizophrenia.

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However, in the mentioned study, the symptoms tension, hostility, uncooperativeness and excitement were not grouped into eescala one factor, differently from what occurred in our sample. Factors whose relationship had psychopathological coherence were chosen. Factorial structure and internal consistency were studied on psychiatric inpatients.

In this sense, according to Hair et al, 28 in a factor analysis, the adequate ratio between the number of observations patients and variables is Coefficients corresponding to inter-rater pbrs test-retest reliability were 0. Andreasen NC, Olsen S.

The anchored version BPRS-A 18 itemstranslated into Portuguese, 18 based on Woerner’s 19 version, was used as the instrument for psychopathological assessment. Services on Demand Journal. National Institute of Mental Health; Many psychiatrists face problems when using rating scales that are not translated and validated into Portuguese, particularly in clinical practice contexts.