The Bush- Francis Catatonia Rating Scale (BFCRS) is a standardised, quantifiable examination of catatonia designed to screen and diagnose. Tab. 1: According to the item Bush-Francis Catatonia Rating Scale (BFCRS), here partially modified and partially reported, the severity of catatonia is. PDF | Objective: This article aims to describe the adaptation and translation process of the Bush-Francis Catatonia Rating Scale (BFCRS) and.

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Cambridge University Press; All patients admitted in inpatient department were routinely assessed through a detailed semi-structured interview. In a study of catatonic adolescents, automatic obedience and stereotypies were significantly more associated with schizophrenic than they were with non-schizophrenic scae J ECT A factor analysis Principal Component Analysis, varimax rotation was conducted in order to generate catatonic symptom clusters.

Fink M, Taylor MA. When we used the latest DSM-criteria, only The BFCRS was tested on a sample of 28 acutely ill patients presenting with catatonic syndrome from an acute psychiatric inpatient clinic and a university hospital.


Bush-Francis Catatonia Rating Scale (BFCRS)

Encephale ;28 6 Pt 1: Acta Psychiatr Scand 89 4: Eur Psychiatry Kraepelin already suggested that catatonia had a different symptomatology depending on the underlying pathology. Ftancis only language the BFCRS has been translated into is Portuguese and the scale remained as reliable and valid as in the original instrument Santos Nunes et al. Catatonia is a psychomotor symptom cluster characterized by a heterogeneous group of mental, motor, vegetative, and behavioral signs.

Composite scores based on this principal component analysis were calculated.

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Some patients would still score 3 to 12 points even when clinical improvement has occurred. Frequency, clinical presentation and response to lorazepam.

On the other hand, the high prevalence of symptoms using the BFCRS-criteria was mostly explained by the presence of mild symptomatology, whereas, catatoniw severe symptoms were present in a minority of our sample. It measures the severity of 23 catatonic signs. How to cite this article: Barriers to Recognition of Catatonia The recognition of catatonic features by criteria used to define catatonia has been found to be inadequate.

A review of the international literature. Review of three criteria-based definitions 1115busy Out of the total patient group, 88 The YMRS is a rating scale to assess manic symptoms.


Remarkably, there is an important difference in exact prevalence depending on the criteria being used, which makes it clear that we need clear-cut criteria. International Universities Press Treatment modality of the patients diagnosed as catatonia Click here to view. Clinical features bushh treatment response. Catatonia in an intensive care facility: Lohr J, Wisniewski A.

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Medical College, between March to March Failure to identify catatonia may result in increased morbidity and mortality. Adverse outcome with delay in identification of catatonia in elderly patients. Furthermore, different symptom profiles were found, depending on the underlying psychopathology. We have identified the following barriers to the detection catatoina catatonia.