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Overt Aggressive Scale (OAS) for Rating Verbal and Physical Aggression

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Psychiatry
Emergency Medicine

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Description:

Yudofsky et al developed the overt aggressive scale (OAS) to describe verbal and physical aggression by patients. It is easy to complete and provides a reliable rating of aggressive events. It can be used to monitor the type and severity of episodes shown by a patient over time. The authors are from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

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