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RIVERA BEDOYA, Mónica  y  NAVIA BUENO, Maria del Pilar. Validation of the “Aggressive Manifestation Scale” in psychotic patients treated at the Emergency Department of the Hospital de Clínicas Universitario. Cuad. - Hosp. Clín. [online]. 2017, vol.58, n.2, pp. 28-34. ISSN 1562-6776.

Objective. This study aims to validate the Manifest Aggressiveness Scale in psychotic patients seen in the Emergency Department of the Hospital de ClínicasUniversitario during the 2014-2015 management, as a predictor of aggressiveness. Methodology. This is an analytical study of a diagnostic test type, where the Plutchik Risk of Violence Standard was used as a standard, the contingency table was drawn up to determine sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values, plus positive and positive ratehood negative to determine the validity of the new test (Manifest Aggressive Scale), which is being studied as a diagnostic medium for mental illness. Results. The elaborated contingency table using the Plutchik Violence Index as the Standard Gold determines a sensitivity of the instrument to be validated of 97.8% and specificity of 41.9% with a strong positive correlation. Conclusions. The Manifest Aggressiveness Scale is an instrument used to determine the degree of aggressiveness of patients with psychotic disorders, correlated with Plutchik's violence index, which identified potentially violent patients, did not assign immediate level or behavior as described above. makes the Manifest Aggressive Scale, this advantage helps to expand specialized knowledge in the containment techniques in this type of patients.

Palabras clave : Validation; Scale of Aggressiveness Manifest; Psychosis.

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