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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References American Psychiatric Association. A descriptive study from North India. Frequency, clinical presentation, and response to lorazepam. Lohr and Wisniewski Adverse outcome with busj-francis in identification of catatonia in elderly patients.

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Carroll who provided conceptual input. Catatonia as a subtype of schizophrenia. Phenomenology of catatonia patients by Bush-Francis Catatonia Rating Scale at the time of admission Click here to view. In the published literature, katatonia has staged a remarkable comeback over the past 15 to 20 years, with several rating scales sclae, brain imaging and genetic studies, and neurochemical theories that underscore the importance of this clinical entity.


Bush-Francis Catatonia Rating Scale (BFCRS)

This review article will illustrate the need for a new rating scale to screen and detect catatonia as it occurs in a variety of healthcare settings. Ind Psychiatry J ; Ann Clin Psychiatry ; This article will also review the characteristics such a scale should possess to produce a quality instrument to aid in the appropriate care of the catatonic patient.

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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. The development of DSM-IV brought about a new set of criteria for catatonia as a subtype of schizophrenia as well as a specifier for bipolar disorder and major depression. Lohr and Wisniewski[17] proposed criteria for the catatonic syndrome, requiring one cardinal feature cataotnia two secondary features.

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The rating scale is accompanied by a standardised examination procedure consisting of nine steps. A review of the international literature.


The presence of two or more of the screening items for 24 catatoniq or longer meets the diagnosis for catatonia proposed by Bush et al. Journal List Psychiatry Edgmont v.

The Detection and Measurement of Catatonia

Sources of referral of patients Click here to view. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 93, The pharmacotherapy of catatonia.

Cambridge University Press; Contributor Information Rob Kirkhart, Dr. In research and clinical institutions, there may be differing views regarding the weight of scale items.

Int J Psych Med. The authors of this article feel that catafonia term katatonia should be used to describe a group of bush-frsncis illnesses presenting with catatonic signs. American Psychiatric Press, Inc.

Etiopathological diagnoses and treatment response in a tertiary care setting: Developments, reliability and use. The Northoff Catatonia Scale