0
Get Alert
Please Wait... Processing your request... Please Wait.
You must sign in to sign-up for alerts.

Please confirm that your email address is correct, so you can successfully receive this alert.

Article   |    
Development and Validation of a Scale for Rating Mood States of Psychiatric Inpatients
Dwight Mazmanian; Verinder Sharma; Karen Kueneman; Janice Burnham; Julie Franklin; Mark Hemmings; Gloria Leiska; Emmanuel Persad
Psychiatric Services 1994; doi:
View Author and Article Information

The authors thank Harold Merskey, D.M., Elaine Cudmore, Mai Why, M.L.S., Esther Wines, B.A., the nursing staff of the mood disorders unit, and the patients who assisted in the research.

London Psychiatric Hospital, P.O. Box 2532, Station A, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 4H1

London Psychiatric Hospital, P.O. Box 2532, Station A, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 4H1; University of Western Ontario in London

1994 by the American Psychiatric Association

text A A A
PDF of the full text article.
Abstract

Objective: The authors assessed reliability and validity of a scale developed for use with inpatients on a mood disorders unit. The scale is used to rate a patient's mood along a quantitative continuum from -5, depressive stupor, through 0, eutbymic, to 5, full mania. The scale lists behaviors that constitute criteria for each rating point. Mixed states and idiosyncratic behavior can also be assessed. Methods: Assessment of the scale's reliability and validity was based on data for 53 psychiatric inpatients. The scale's reliability was assessed by comparing nurses' ratings. Validity was assessed by comparing nurses' ratings with patients' selfratings using previously validated self-report instruments as well as a patient self-report version of the scale. Results: Interrater reliability for the instrument was high (r=.84). Estimates of validity obtained using patient self-report measures ranged from .54 to .85. Conclusions: The psychometric properties of the scale are comparable to and in some cases are superior to those reported for instruments that include more items and that take longer to complete.

Abstract Teaser
Figures in this Article

Topics

inpatient ; mood
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In to Access Full Content
 
Username
Password
Sign in via Athens (What is this?)
Athens is a service for single sign-on which enables access to all of an institution's subscriptions on- or off-site.
Not a subscriber?

Subscribe Now/Learn More

PsychiatryOnline subscription options offer access to the DSM-5 library, books, journals, CME, and patient resources. This all-in-one virtual library provides psychiatrists and mental health professionals with key resources for diagnosis, treatment, research, and professional development.

Need more help? PsychiatryOnline Customer Service may be reached by emailing PsychiatryOnline@psych.org or by calling 800-368-5777 (in the U.S.) or 703-907-7322 (outside the U.S.).

+

References

+
+

CME Activity

There is currently no quiz available for this resource. Please click here to go to the CME page to find another.
Submit a Comments
Please read the other comments before you post yours. Contributors must reveal any conflict of interest.
Comments are moderated and will appear on the site at the discertion of APA editorial staff.

* = Required Field
(if multiple authors, separate names by comma)
Example: John Doe



Related Content
Articles
Books
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology, 4th Edition > Chapter 61.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology, 4th Edition > Chapter 62.  >
Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, 4th Edition > Chapter 15.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology, 4th Edition > Chapter 61.  >
Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, 4th Edition > Chapter 1.  >
Topic Collections
Psychiatric News
APA Guidelines
PubMed Articles