The diagnostic accuracy of questions about past experiences of being mechanically restrained in a population of psychiatric patients.
2008 (English)In: Memory, ISSN 0965-8211, E-ISSN 1464-0686, Vol. 16, no 5Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Information about stressful life experiences obtained from patients during diagnostic interviews is an important foundation for clinical decision making. In this study self-reports from 115 committed psychiatric patients of experiences of mechanical restraint were compared with medical records. The sensitivity of patient self-reports was 73% (11/15) and the specificity was 92% (92/100). No clear relationship between psychiatric symptoms and reliability of self-reports was identified. The results highlight the subjective qualities of narratives about past experiences.
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2008. Vol. 16, no 5
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-111354DOI: 10.1080/09658210802010471PubMedID: 18569683OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-111354DiVA: diva2:869435