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A brief psychogeriatric assessment schedule
 — validation against psychiatric diagnosis and discharge from hospital
Author(s)A H Pattie, C J Gilleard
Journal titleThe British Journal of Psychiatry, no 127, 1975
Pagespp 489-93
KeywordsPatients ; Mental disorder ; Assessment procedures for mental patients.
AnnotationThis paper represents part of an investigation to establish the validity of the Clifton Assessment Scale (a brief psychogeriatric assessment) and the Stockton Geriatric Rating Schedule. One hundred consecutive admissions over the age of 60 were assessed soon after admission to the acute wards of a psychogeriatric hospital. The results indicated a close relationship between the scores and psychiatric diagnoses. Outcome was differentiated in terms of discharge home or transfer to psychogeriatric and to other non-psychogeriatric wards, and significant differences were obtained between groups. The assessment procedure had predictive validity comparable with other reported procedures, with the advantage of brevity and test acceptability for an older population. (AKM).
Accession NumberCPA-930505121 A
ClassmarkLF: E: DA:4C *

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