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The Factor Structure of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (Expanded Version) in a Sample of Forensic Psychiatric Patients

van Beek, J., Vuijk, P. J., Harte, J. M., Smit, B. L., Nijman, H. & Scherder, E. J. A., Jun-2015, In : International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 59, 7, p. 743-756 14 p.

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van Beek, J., Vuijk, P. J., Harte, J. M., Smit, B. L., Nijman, H., & Scherder, E. J. A. (2015). The Factor Structure of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (Expanded Version) in a Sample of Forensic Psychiatric Patients. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 59(7), 743-756. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X14529077

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van Beek, Janneke ; Vuijk, Pieter Jelle ; Harte, Joke M. ; Smit, Bettine L. ; Nijman, Henk ; Scherder, Erik J. A. / The Factor Structure of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (Expanded Version) in a Sample of Forensic Psychiatric Patients. In: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 2015 ; Vol. 59, No. 7. pp. 743-756.

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van Beek, J, Vuijk, PJ, Harte, JM, Smit, BL, Nijman, H & Scherder, EJA 2015, 'The Factor Structure of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (Expanded Version) in a Sample of Forensic Psychiatric Patients', International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, vol. 59, no. 7, pp. 743-756. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X14529077

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The Factor Structure of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (Expanded Version) in a Sample of Forensic Psychiatric Patients. / van Beek, Janneke; Vuijk, Pieter Jelle; Harte, Joke M.; Smit, Bettine L.; Nijman, Henk; Scherder, Erik J. A.

In: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Vol. 59, No. 7, 06.2015, p. 743-756.

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van Beek J, Vuijk PJ, Harte JM, Smit BL, Nijman H, Scherder EJA. The Factor Structure of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (Expanded Version) in a Sample of Forensic Psychiatric Patients. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 2015 Jun;59(7):743-756. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X14529077


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title = "The Factor Structure of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (Expanded Version) in a Sample of Forensic Psychiatric Patients",
abstract = "Severe behavioral problems, aggression, unlawful behavior, and uncooperativeness make the forensic psychiatric population both hard to treat and study. To fine-tune treatment and evaluate results, valid measurement is vital. The Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale-Extended (BPRS-E) is a widely used scale for assessing psychiatric symptoms, with a stable factor structure over various patient groups. For the first time, its usefulness for forensic psychiatric patients was studied by means of an exploratory factor analysis on 302 patients in a penitentiary psychiatric center. A five-factor solution fitted the data best and showed large overlap with previous research done in both in- and outpatient populations with schizophrenia and mixed diagnoses. Around 45{\%} of the patients did not fully comply. Items relying most on self-report caused the most non-adherence, possibly because of difficulty with verbalizing distress. These items loaded on the factors psychosis and affect. The BPRS-E is a suitable instrument for forensic use. Future research and clinical practice should focus on alignment with forensic patients to improve measurement, understanding, and eventually therapeutic interventions.",
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