Clinical outcomes in a prison telepsychiatry clinic.

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dc.contributor.author Zaylor, C
dc.contributor.author Nelson, E
dc.contributor.author Cook, D
dc.date.accessioned 2007-11-21T22:13:31Z
dc.date.available 2007-11-21T22:13:31Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare; 7(Suppl 1), 47-9. en
dc.identifier.issn 1357-633X en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2271/308
dc.description.abstract The effectiveness of a prison telepsychiatry service was evaluated from a user perspective. Forty-five inmates (41 male, 4 female) completed the Symptom Rating Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R) on three occasions, once before the teleconsultation and twice during treatment. The psychiatrist completed the Clinical Global Impression Scale--Severity Index (CGI) after each teleconsultation. Forty-nine per cent of inmates were aged under 30 years, 24% were aged between 30 and 39 years, while 27% were aged over 40 years. The inmates' mean SCL-90-R scores decreased over time, indicating less psychiatric distress. The psychiatrist reported patient improvement over time as assessed by the CGI. Telepsychiatry is an effective means of delivering mental health services to the prison population. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Royal Society of Medicine Press en
dc.subject Mental Disorders/therapy en
dc.subject Prisons en
dc.subject Remote Consultation en
dc.title Clinical outcomes in a prison telepsychiatry clinic. en
dc.type Article en

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