A Clinical Study of Competency in Psychiatric Inpatients
Billick, Stephen B.
Naylor, Peter W.
Majeske, Mathew F.
Davis, Glen P.
Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. 1996; 24(4): 505-511.
A 15-item questionnaire used to evaluate competency to consent to psychiatric hospitalization was validated using a blind forensic psychiatric interview. The statistical correlation was excellent with p less than .001. The questionnaire also correlated highly with the Mini-Mental State exam (p less than .05), the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (p less than .05), and the Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised vocabulary subtest (p less than .01). This questionnaire may be a useful instrument for preliminary screening of psychiatric patients for competency to consent to hospitalization and general psychiatric treatment.
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