Applicability of the clinical global impressions-aggression (CGI-A) scale for use in file audit trials

C. G. Huber*, D. Schttle, M. Lambert, S. Moritz, D. Naber, K. Schroeder

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the applicability and validity of a clinical global impressions-aggression (CGI-A) scale in retrospective trials. CGI-A scores were derived from clinical records, BPRS scores were assessed prospectively in 101 patients with first-episode psychosis. CGI-A showed highly significant correlations to the brief psychiatric rating scale (BPRS) excited component (BPRS-EC; r=0.32; p=0.001) and BPRS resistance (r=0.25; p=0.011), to aggression at admission (r=0.70; p<0.001) and to involuntary treatment (r=0.55; p<0.001). The CGI-A retains high construct and face validity in retrospective trials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-192
Number of pages4
JournalPharmacopsychiatry
Volume44
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • aggression
  • brief psychiatric rating scale
  • clinical global impressions scale
  • first-episode psychosis
  • retrospective assessment

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    Huber, C. G., Schttle, D., Lambert, M., Moritz, S., Naber, D., & Schroeder, K. (2011). Applicability of the clinical global impressions-aggression (CGI-A) scale for use in file audit trials. Pharmacopsychiatry, 44(5), 189-192. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0031-1280816