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Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale

Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale

In June 2016, the SABS new definition for catastrophic impairment will take effect. They will be introducing a new rating method for the combination of physical and mental impairments that includes the use of the 6th edition of the AMA Guides. The 6th edition method,...
The Global Assessment of Functioning Scale

The Global Assessment of Functioning Scale

In June 2016, the SABS new definition for catastrophic impairment will take effect. A new rating method for the combination of physical and mental impairments that includes the use of the 6th edition of the AMA Guides is introduced. The 6th edition method, the rater...
The Psychiatric Impairment Rating Scale (PIRS)

The Psychiatric Impairment Rating Scale (PIRS)

In June 2016, the SABS will be introducing the 6th edition of the AMA Guides in order to combine the physical with mental/behavioural for CAT determination. On the OCF 19, the mental and behaviour criterion states: “A mental or behavioural impairment, excluding...
5 Fun Things to Understand About Chinese New Year

5 Fun Things to Understand About Chinese New Year

Sun Leen Fai Lok and (新年快樂) and Gong hey fat choy (恭喜發財)! You must have heard these greetings repetitively in the streets of your town or city as it has already been one week since the first day of Chinese New Year.  Have you ever wondered how Chinese New Year is...
The Use of a Structured Interview for the GOS(e)

The Use of a Structured Interview for the GOS(e)

The previous post in our GOS(e) series provided an overview of the scale and its application in practice. In this post we will take a closer look at the structured interview used during the assessment. In 1998, Wilson et al[1] provided the following questions that...
The GOS-E will replace the GCS: What we need to know

The GOS-E will replace the GCS: What we need to know

In 1981, the Extended Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS-E) was proposed. It includes 8 categories. The categories of severe disability, moderate disability and good recovery on the original GOS are divided into a lower and upper category. This outcome is generally assessed...