Article: PDF OnlyPatient and Family Perspectives of Electroconvulsive Therapy Correlation with OutcomeSzuba, Martin P. M.D.; Baxter, Lewis R. Jr. M.D.; Liston, Edward H. M.D.; Roy-Byrne, Peter M.D.Author Information Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. Convulsive Therapy: September 1991 - Volume 7 - Issue 3 - p 175-183 Buy Abstract We surveyed 25 patients about to undergo electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and one relative of each patient for their attitudes, knowledge, and opinions about ECT; and then resurveyed them after the course of ECT. Patients were rated with the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale or Young Mania Rating Scale, based on diagnosis, before and after ECT. Patients and family members had highly positive attitudes toward ECT both before and after treatment, and after the course felt strongly that the ECT was beneficial. Baseline depression severity gave a high correlation with positive post-ECT attitudes. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.