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A dimensional approach to severe delusional psychoses.
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PMID:  2399305     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
By use of latent trait models a 7-item rating scale of severe delusional psychoses was established based on the PSE interview. Data from 88 first-admitted patients with delusional psychoses were analysed. These data assigned good internal validity of the scale and revealed a dimensional rather than a categorical distribution of severe delusional psychoses. Using schizophrenia as a reference, the scale with a cut-off point greater than or equal to 1 established the diagnosis with a sensitivity of 0.84 and a specificity of 0.95. In a study to come a latent class analysis among deluded patients will be performed.
P Jørgensen; J Jensen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychopathology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0254-4962     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychopathology     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-10-12     Completed Date:  1990-10-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8401537     Medline TA:  Psychopathology     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Psychiatric Demography, Aarhus Psychiatric Hospital, Risskov, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Delusions / psychology*
Hallucinations / psychology
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales*
Psychotic Disorders / diagnosis,  psychology*
Schizophrenia / diagnosis
Schizophrenic Psychology*

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