Journal article

Abbreviated assessment of psychopathology in patients with suspected seizure disorders

Charles B Malpas, Albert D Wang, Michelle Leong, Benjamin Johnstone, Genevieve Rayner, Tomas Kalincik, Patrick Kwan, Terence J O'Brien, Dennis Velakoulis

Epilepsy & Behavior | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2019


PURPOSE: Psychopathology is common in patients undergoing investigation for seizure-related disorders. Psychometric examination using self-report instruments, such as the Symptom Checklist 90 - Revised (SCL-90-R), can assist diagnosis. The SCL-90-R, however, is a lengthy instrument and might not be tolerated by all patients. We assessed several abbreviated forms of the SCL-90-R in patients undergoing video encephalographic monitoring (VEM). METHOD: Six hundred eighty-seven patients completed the SCL-90-R, and scores were computed for the full SCL-90-R and five abbreviated forms. Correlations and mean differences were computed between different forms. Classification accuracy was assessed via ..

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