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Psychiatric and behavioural assessment scales for adults with learning disabilities

Gemma Unwin (University of Birmingham College of Medical & Dental Sciences)
Shoumitro Deb (University of Birmingham College of Medical & Dental Sciences)

Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

ISSN: 1753-0180

Article publication date: 1 December 2008

Abstract

The paper reports on a review of assessment scales commonly used for assessment of psychiatric illnesses or behaviour problems in adults with learning disabilities. Initially, a literature search was conducted to identify relevant peer‐reviewed journal publications pertaining to relevant scales. Those scales with more publications were reviewed with reference to the scale composition and psychometric properties. In total, eight behaviour scales, one psychiatric illness scale and three combined behaviour and psychiatric illness scales are reviewed.

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Unwin, G. and Deb, S. (2008), "Psychiatric and behavioural assessment scales for adults with learning disabilities", Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, Vol. 2 No. 4, pp. 37-45. https://doi.org/10.1108/17530180200800038

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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