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A Rating Scale for Mania: Reliability, Validity and Sensitivity

  • R. C. Young (a1), J. T. Biggs (a1), V. E. Ziegler (a1) and D. A. Meyer (a1)
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An eleven item clinician-administered Mania Rating Scale (MRS) is introduced, and its reliability, validity and sensitivity are examined. There was a high correlation between the scores of two independent clinicians on both the total score (0.93) and the individual item scores (0.66 to 0.92). The MRS score correlated highly with an independent global rating, and with scores of two other mania rating scales administered concurrently. The score also correlated with the number of days of subsequent stay in hospital. It was able to differentiate statistically patients before and after two weeks of treatment and to distinguish levels of severity based on the global rating.

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Supported in part by U.S. Public Health Service Grant MH 05804.

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A Rating Scale for Mania: Reliability, Validity and Sensitivity

  • R. C. Young (a1), J. T. Biggs (a1), V. E. Ziegler (a1) and D. A. Meyer (a1)
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