The Interdisciplinary Treatment Team Use of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) with Mentally Ill Offenders

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160942
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Presentation
Title:
The Interdisciplinary Treatment Team Use of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) with Mentally Ill Offenders
Abstract:
The Interdisciplinary Treatment Team Use of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) with Mentally Ill Offenders
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Dempsey, Leona, Ph.D, APNP
P.I. Institution Name:University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Title:College of Nursing
Contact Address:800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI, 54901, USA
Contact Telephone:920-233-1658
Co-Authors:L.F. Dempsey, College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI; D. Leeman, Health and Family Services, Wisconsin Resource Center, Oshkosh, WI;
The purpose of this study was to determine the little researched utility of the cost-effective, Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) as an evidence-based interdisciplinary treatment team (ITT) tool for use with mentally ill offenders (MIOs) incarcerated in a prison. Drinka and Clark (2000) have researched and theorized about interdisciplinary health care teamwork and their framework was chosen as a guide for this study. A retrospective longitudinal descriptive design (over a 3 year period) as well as a questionnaire was chosen to investigate the usefulness of the BPRS for ITT members. The research questions were as follows: (a) Are Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) findings useful in providing services to Mentally Ill Offenders (MIOs); (b) Are BPRS findings useful in establishing problem definitions for Treatment Learning Plans (TLPs); (c) Are BPRS findings useful when setting treatment goals with MIOs? (d)Are BPRS findings useful in determining goal attainment with MIOs? (e) Are BPRS findings useful in determining when MIOs are ready for transfer from the current unit? Usage of BPRS findings were observed through an audit of TLPs. The questionnaire was completed by 10 ITT members and the results were complied for descriptive statistics as well as for commonality of comments. The results of the questionnaire revealed an overall average rating of 80.8% for the utility of the BPRS. The lowest rating of 78% was attained for research question e . . . readiness for transfer and the highest rating of 84% was attained for research question c. . .useful when setting treatment goals. Qualitative changes were noted in the TLP's richer language resulting in greater clarity for ITT members. Combined results indicate that the BPRS can be a useful adjunct in establishing evidence-based practice for long term care of MIOs. Specific applications for practice and future research are also given.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Interdisciplinary Treatment Team Use of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) with Mentally Ill Offendersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160942-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Interdisciplinary Treatment Team Use of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) with Mentally Ill Offenders</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Dempsey, Leona, Ph.D, APNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Wisconsin Oshkosh</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI, 54901, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">920-233-1658</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dempsey@uwosh.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">L.F. Dempsey, College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI; D. Leeman, Health and Family Services, Wisconsin Resource Center, Oshkosh, WI;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to determine the little researched utility of the cost-effective, Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) as an evidence-based interdisciplinary treatment team (ITT) tool for use with mentally ill offenders (MIOs) incarcerated in a prison. Drinka and Clark (2000) have researched and theorized about interdisciplinary health care teamwork and their framework was chosen as a guide for this study. A retrospective longitudinal descriptive design (over a 3 year period) as well as a questionnaire was chosen to investigate the usefulness of the BPRS for ITT members. The research questions were as follows: (a) Are Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) findings useful in providing services to Mentally Ill Offenders (MIOs); (b) Are BPRS findings useful in establishing problem definitions for Treatment Learning Plans (TLPs); (c) Are BPRS findings useful when setting treatment goals with MIOs? (d)Are BPRS findings useful in determining goal attainment with MIOs? (e) Are BPRS findings useful in determining when MIOs are ready for transfer from the current unit? Usage of BPRS findings were observed through an audit of TLPs. The questionnaire was completed by 10 ITT members and the results were complied for descriptive statistics as well as for commonality of comments. The results of the questionnaire revealed an overall average rating of 80.8% for the utility of the BPRS. The lowest rating of 78% was attained for research question e . . . readiness for transfer and the highest rating of 84% was attained for research question c. . .useful when setting treatment goals. Qualitative changes were noted in the TLP's richer language resulting in greater clarity for ITT members. Combined results indicate that the BPRS can be a useful adjunct in establishing evidence-based practice for long term care of MIOs. Specific applications for practice and future research are also given.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:13:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:13:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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