Psychoactive Medication Quality Assurance Rating Survey (PQRS) Screening Criteria

James Robert Brašić, Jasmin Wendler Furman, Rafael M. Conte, William E. Baisley, Robert I. Jaslow

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


To facilitate surveys of psychoactive medication treatment, we developed the Psychoactive Medication Quality Assurance Rating Survey (PQRS), a 140-item chart review instrument for trained raters. Although the PQRS is appropriate for annual surveys, it is too long for regular monthly reviews. Therefore, we developed the PQRS Screening Criteria composed of 22 independent categorical items of the PQRS and two transformed items. These 24 categorical items exhibit sound reliability in the form of Cohen's kappa (κ) ≥.4 and Cronbach's α of .938. The PQRS Screening Criteria are a reliable tool for frequent clinical reviews.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-254
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003


  • Chart review
  • Psychoactive medications
  • Quality assurance
  • Screening criteria
  • Surveys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Psychoactive Medication Quality Assurance Rating Survey (PQRS) Screening Criteria'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this