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Translation of a full set of mental health services research survey instruments (available in 12 European languages)

The full set of translated mental health services research instruments (available in 12 European languages) comprises:
- Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS): this is an instrument for the differentiated assessment of (the severity of) psychopathological symptoms;

- The Manchester Short Assessment of Quality of Life (MANSA): this is an instrument for differentiated assessment of (area-specific) subjective quality of life;

- Clients Scale for Assessment of Treatment (CAT):this instrument assesses the patient;s satisfaction with the treatment (also available in a format assessing relatives view)

- Perceived coercion items from MacArthur Admission Experience Survey assessing perceived coercion concerning hospital admission

- Cantril Ladder of perceived coercion assessing perceived coercion (versions assessing the views of patients, staff, and relatives available)

- Global Assessment of Functioning scale (GAF) assessing (symptom severity and) level of social functioning

- Modified Overt Aggression Scale (MOAS) assessing patient s aggression
8.2-item-rating assessing patient's compliance with treatment

- Self-defined items for outcome assessment, e.g. use of psychiatric services and contact with the police and criminal justice services after discharge

- Self-defined standardized documentation of the details of each coercive measure applied in the first 4 weeks after index admission

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Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital, Dresden University of Technology
Fiedlerstraße 74
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