Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology

, Volume 25, Issue 6, pp 304–307 | Cite as

Life events: the reliability of rating changes in routine and environment

  • M. W. Orrell
  • K. Bergman
  • N. Elton
  • J. O'Brien
  • P. E. Bebbington
Article

Summary

Alterations in routine and environment can affect clinical state in patients suffering from cognitive impairment. A method for rating life events for changes in routine and environment is described and found to be highly reliable even when used by inexperienced raters after brief training.

Keywords

Public Health Cognitive Impairment Clinical State Rating Change Rating Life 

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© Springer-Verlag 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. W. Orrell
    • 1
  • K. Bergman
    • 1
  • N. Elton
    • 1
  • J. O'Brien
    • 1
  • P. E. Bebbington
    • 2
  1. 1.District Services CentreMaudsley HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.MRC Social and Community Psychiatry UnitInstitute of PsychiatryLondonUK

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