Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/265432
Title:
Can we combine symptom scales for collaborative research projects?
Authors:
Lyne, John P; Kinsella, Anthony; O'Donoghue, Brian
Affiliation:
DETECT Services, Avila House, Block 5 Blackrock Business Park, Co. Dublin, Ireland. johnlyne@mail.com
Citation:
Can we combine symptom scales for collaborative research projects? 2012, 46 (2):233-8 J Psychiatr Res
Journal:
Journal of psychiatric research
Issue Date:
Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/265432
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpsychires.2011.10.002
PubMed ID:
22056401
Abstract:
Collaborative research projects have the potential to answer important research questions, which may otherwise require huge resources, funding, and time to complete. There are several scales for measuring psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, with the Scale for Assessment of Positive Symptoms (SAPS), Scale for Assessment of Negative Symptoms (SANS), Positive and Negative Symptom Scale (PANSS), and the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) being among the most commonly used. High quality research efforts have used these three scales in different projects, and in order to merge study efforts, some means of combining data from these scales may be necessary. We reviewed correlations in published studies for these three scales, finding them to be highly correlated, however on comparison of the three scales there were considerable clinical differences between them. The paper discusses potential methods for combining the scales in collaborative research, including use of the recently developed standardised remission criteria for schizophrenia.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Collaborative research projects have the potential to answer important research questions, which may otherwise require huge resources, funding, and time to complete. There are several scales for measuring psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, with the Scale for Assessment of Positive Symptoms (SAPS), Scale for Assessment of Negative Symptoms (SANS), Positive and Negative Symptom Scale (PANSS), and the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) being among the most commonly used. High quality research efforts have used these three scales in different projects, and in order to merge study efforts, some means of combining data from these scales may be necessary. We reviewed correlations in published studies for these three scales, finding them to be highly correlated, however on comparison of the three scales there were considerable clinical differences between them. The paper discusses potential methods for combining the scales in collaborative research, including use of the recently developed standardised remission criteria for schizophrenia.
Keywords:
BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH; MENTAL DISORDERS DIAGNOSIS; COOPERATIVE BEHAVIOUR; PSYCHIATRIC STATUS RATING SCALES
MeSH:
Biomedical Research; Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale; Cooperative Behavior; Humans; Mental Disorders; Psychiatric Status Rating Scales; Psychometrics; Reproducibility of Results
ISSN:
1879-1379

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dc.contributor.authorLyne, John Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKinsella, Anthonyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Donoghue, Brianen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-15T09:03:06Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-15T09:03:06Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-
dc.identifier.citationCan we combine symptom scales for collaborative research projects? 2012, 46 (2):233-8 J Psychiatr Resen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1879-1379-
dc.identifier.pmid22056401-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jpsychires.2011.10.002-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/265432-
dc.descriptionCollaborative research projects have the potential to answer important research questions, which may otherwise require huge resources, funding, and time to complete. There are several scales for measuring psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, with the Scale for Assessment of Positive Symptoms (SAPS), Scale for Assessment of Negative Symptoms (SANS), Positive and Negative Symptom Scale (PANSS), and the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) being among the most commonly used. High quality research efforts have used these three scales in different projects, and in order to merge study efforts, some means of combining data from these scales may be necessary. We reviewed correlations in published studies for these three scales, finding them to be highly correlated, however on comparison of the three scales there were considerable clinical differences between them. The paper discusses potential methods for combining the scales in collaborative research, including use of the recently developed standardised remission criteria for schizophrenia.en_GB
dc.description.abstractCollaborative research projects have the potential to answer important research questions, which may otherwise require huge resources, funding, and time to complete. There are several scales for measuring psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, with the Scale for Assessment of Positive Symptoms (SAPS), Scale for Assessment of Negative Symptoms (SANS), Positive and Negative Symptom Scale (PANSS), and the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) being among the most commonly used. High quality research efforts have used these three scales in different projects, and in order to merge study efforts, some means of combining data from these scales may be necessary. We reviewed correlations in published studies for these three scales, finding them to be highly correlated, however on comparison of the three scales there were considerable clinical differences between them. The paper discusses potential methods for combining the scales in collaborative research, including use of the recently developed standardised remission criteria for schizophrenia.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of psychiatric researchen_GB
dc.subjectBIOMEDICAL RESEARCHen_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL DISORDERS DIAGNOSISen_GB
dc.subjectCOOPERATIVE BEHAVIOURen_GB
dc.subjectPSYCHIATRIC STATUS RATING SCALESen_GB
dc.subject.meshBiomedical Research-
dc.subject.meshBrief Psychiatric Rating Scale-
dc.subject.meshCooperative Behavior-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMental Disorders-
dc.subject.meshPsychiatric Status Rating Scales-
dc.subject.meshPsychometrics-
dc.subject.meshReproducibility of Results-
dc.titleCan we combine symptom scales for collaborative research projects?en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDETECT Services, Avila House, Block 5 Blackrock Business Park, Co. Dublin, Ireland. johnlyne@mail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of psychiatric researchen_GB

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