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The psychometric properties of a psychosis screen in a correctional setting.
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PMID:  16494945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Many people who go to gaol are mentally ill. Remandees, prisoner receptions or people in jails have a substantially higher rate of severe mental disorder than other prisoners and the general population. There are no completely satisfactory ways to screen for psychosis and few existing screening questionnaires are available for use in correctional establishments. The Screening Instrument for Psychosis (PS) was developed in the context of the Australian Mental Health Survey: Study of Low Prevalence Disorders. It can help indicate whether a person should be referred to mental health professional for a diagnostic evaluation and possible treatment and/or diversion. We trialled the PS in a high security remand and reception centre. Measures of validity and reliability are reported.
Paul White; David Chant
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-02-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of law and psychiatry     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0160-2527     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Law Psychiatry     Publication Date:    2006 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-06     Completed Date:  2006-08-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806862     Medline TA:  Int J Law Psychiatry     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Queensland Centre For Schizophrenia Research, The Park - Centre for Mental Health, Wacol Q 4076, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Australia / epidemiology
Catchment Area (Health)
Mass Screening / methods*
Models, Statistical
Psychotic Disorders / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*

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