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ex-patient club

a group that provides individuals discharged from a psychiatric hospital with social and recreational experience, promotes their rehabilitation and readjustment to posthospital life, and maintains their mental health improvement through group support and, in some cases, group therapy. Ex-patient clubs may be organized by former patients or by the discharging hospital as part of its aftercare program. See also mental health support organization.

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empirically keyed test

empirically keyed test

an assessment in which answers are scored in such a way as to establish differences in responses among groups already known to differ. For example, on a test measuring problem solving, the correct alternative among the response choices would be the one preferred by members of a criterion group who were administered the test previously. See also empirical-criterion keying.