Precursors to the PANSS: The BPRS and its progenitors

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Nina R. Schooler, PhD 

Dr. Schooler is Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Funding: No funding was provided for this article.

Disclosures: The author has no financial conflicts relevant to the content of this article.

Abstract: The systematic assessment of signs and symptoms of psychopathology has roots that date back to rating scale development that began in the 1950s.  This article reviews some of those rating scales.  The focus is on the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale, which is the most important precursor of the Positive and Negative Symptom Rating Scale.

Keywords: The Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale, PANSS, the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale, BPRS, 7-point Likert scale, factor analysis of data, psychometrics, schizophrenia, symptom assessment

Innov Clin Neurosci. 2017;14(11–12):10–11

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Category: Assessment Tools, Drug Development, Mental Disorders, Past Articles, Patient Assessment, Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Psychosis, Review, Scales, Schizophrenia, Trial Methodology

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