Adult ADHD Self-Report Scales

The Adult Self-Report Scales (ASRS v1.1) is a symptom checklist consisting of the eighteen DSM-IV-TR criteria. Six of the eighteen questions were found to be the most predictive of symptoms consistent with ADHD. These six questions are the basis for the ASRS v1.1 Screener and are also Part A of the symptom checklist. Part B of the symptom checklist contains the remaining twelve questions.

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Alcohol Use Disorders Test

The Alcohol Use Disorders Test (AUDIT) is a 10 question self-report screening questionnaire designed to measure harmful alcohol use. It is widely used and useful for routine screening in community health settings and was developed in conjunction with the World Health Organization.

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Appearance Anxiety Inventory

The Appearance Anxiety Inventory is a 10 question self-report scale that measures the cognitive and behavioral aspects of body image anxiety in general, and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) in particular. This scale is useful as part of a diagnostic procedure for BDD as well as symptom monitoring during treatment.

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Autism Spectrum Quotient-10 (Adolescent Version)
Autism Spectrum Quotient-10 (Adult Version)

 

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Autism Spectrum Quotient-10 (Child Version)

 

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Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire

The Austism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire is a 27 question test that parents or teachers take on behalf of children 6 to 17 years of age. It is designed to be an initial screen for Autism spectrum disorders.

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Barrat Impulsiveness Scale

Impulsiveness is characteristic of problematic behaviors including ADHD, excessive gambling, risk-taking, drug use, and alcoholism. Researchers analyzed the the Barrat Impulsiveness Scale (see hard copy) and eliminated 17 of 30 questions. These 13 remaining items do an even better job measuring the types of impulsiveness identified by Barrat: inattention, spontaneous action, and lack of planning.

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BORDERLINE SYMPTOM LIST-23

The Borderline Symptom List 23 was developed in 2009 to provide a way to quantify the symptoms experienced by people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder in a quick and efficient manner. It was created from the original BSL-95 which was developed in 2007, based on a sample of 379 borderline patients.

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Burden Scale for Family Caregivers - Short Version

The Burden Scale for Family Caregivers (BSFC) is the most important caregiver-related variable in care at home of a chronically-ill person. Caregiver burden has significant impact on the emotional and physical health of the caregiver, and even influences the mortality of spouses of caregivers. The BSFC is designed for use in both clinical practice and research studies.

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Buss-Perry Aggression Scale

The Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire (BPAQ) evaluates aggressive behaviors. The BPAQ is a widely used instrument and consists of 29 items grouped into four sub-scales: physical aggression, verbal aggression, anger, and hostility. The scales show internal consistency and stability over time.

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CAGE-AID

The CAGE-AID is a version of the CAGE alcohol screening questionnaire, adapted to include drug use (i.e., “AID”). The target population for the CAGE-AID is both adults and adolescents and can be administered by patient interview or self-report in a primary care setting.

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Cambridge Empathy Quotient Scale for Adults

The Cambridge Empathy Quotient Scale for Adults can be used by mental health professionals in assessing the level of social impairment in certain disorders like Asperger’s or high functioning autism. It is also suitable for use as a casual measure of temperamental empathy in the general population.

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CHILD MANIA RATING SCALE - PARENT VERSION

The Child Mania Rating Scale-Parent Version is a 21-item inventory rated on a 4 point Likert type scale. Its purpose is to measure changes in symptoms of pediatric bipolar disorder as they change over time.

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Clinical Outcomes in Routine EvAluation - 10

The Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation (CORE-10) is a short 10 item easy-to-use assessment measure for common presentations of psychological distress, designed to be used for screening as well as over the course of treatment to track progress. The measure is a shortened version of the 34 items CORE-OM, both of which ask respondents to self-report symptoms over the past week.

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COPE INVENTORY - Brief Form

The Brief-COPE is a 28 item self-report questionnaire designed to measure effective and ineffective ways to cope with a stressful life event. … The scale can determine someone’s primary coping styles as either Approach Coping, or Avoidant Coping.

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Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia

The Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD) assesses signs and symptoms of major depression in patients with dementia. Because some of these patients may give unreliable reports, the CSDD uses a comprehensive interviewing approach that derives information from a close confidant of the patient and by the examiner’s direct observations of the patient.

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CRAFFT QUESTIONNAIRE (VERSION 2.1)

The CRAFFT is an acronym for Car, Relax, Alone, Forget, Family, Friends, Trouble.  This screening tool consists of six questions intended to identify adolescents who may have simultaneous risky alcohol and other drug use disorders. The CRAFFT is a valid means of screening adolescents for substance-related problems and disorders.

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Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale

The Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale (DASS) is a shortened version of the original 42 question inventory. The development of the DASS was based on the tripartite model of depression and anxiety. The depression scale reports low mood, motivation, and self-esteem; the anxiety scale measures physiological arousal, perceived panic, and fear; and the stress scale describes tension and irritability.

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Depression Self-Rating Scale for Children

This self-rating scale was developed for children between the ages of 8 and 14 years of age. Please explain to the child that the scale is a way of getting to know how children really feel about things

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Depression Scale for Children (CES-DC)

The Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale for Children (CES-DC) is a 20-item self-report depression inventory with possible scores ranging from 0 to 60.  Screening for depression can be complex and is only an initial step.  Further evaluation is required for children and adolescents identified through a screening process.

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Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale

The Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS) contains 36 items that measure problems with emotion regulation. The DERS is especially useful helping patients understand how they are responding to their emotions, especially those with Borderline Personality Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder or Substance Use Disorder. The DERS assesses several factors related to emotional arousal: modulation, awareness, understanding, and acceptance, as well as the ability to act in desired ways regardless of emotional state.

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Drug Attitude Inventory

The Drug Attitude Inventory consists of a questionnaire that is completed by the patient. It includes a series of questions, each with true/false answers, pertaining to various aspects of the patient’s perceptions and experiences of treatment specifically related to those medications the patient is using for their mental health needs.

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Drug Abuse Screening Test-10

The Drug Abuse Screen Test (DAST-10) was designed to provide a brief, self-report instrument for population screening, clinical case finding and treatment evaluation research. It can be used with adults and older youth. The DAST-10 yields a quantitative index of the degree of consequences related to drug abuse.

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Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a 10 item self report measure designed to screen women for symptoms of emotional distress during pregnancy and the postnatal period. The EPDS is not a diagnostic tool and must always be used in conjunction with clinical assessment. As it reflects the woman’s experience of the last 7 days, the EPDS may need to be repeated on further occasions as clinically warranted.

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Flourishing Scale

The Flourishing Scale (FS) is a brief 8-item measure of the respondent’s self-perceived success in important areas such as relationships, self-esteem, purpose, and optimism. The FS provides a single psychological well-being score and can be used to provide useful feedback for improving one’s life and provides useful stimulus for self-reflection. The FS is best used with individuals who already have an adaptive lifestyle and wish to enhance it.

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Geriatric Depression Scale - Long Form

The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) is a self-report measure of depression in older adults, and is a sound psychometric tool. The GDS was developed as a 30-item instrument.

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Geriatric Depression Scale - Short Form

The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) can be both time-consuming and difficult for some patients to complete, so a shortened form (GDS-SF) was developed, comprised of 15 items chosen from the GDS.

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder - 7

The GAD-7 is a brief measure of symptoms of anxiety, based on the generalized anxiety disorder diagnostic criteria described in DSM-IV. This assessment asks patients to evaluate their level of symptoms over the last two weeks, and can be used to track treatment progress over time.

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Hoarding Rating Scale

The Hoarding Rating Scale is a brief 5-item scale that can be given as a semi-structured clinician interview or as a questionnaire. This tool includes 5 questions about clutter, difficulty discarding, excessive acquisition, and the resulting distress and impairment caused by hoarding.

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Impact of Events Scale - Revised

The IES-R was designed as a measure of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, and is a short, easily administered self-report questionnaire. It can be used for repeated measurements over time to monitor progress. It is best used for recent and specific traumatic events. It has 22 questions, 5 of which were added to the original Horowitz (IES) to better capture the DSM-IV criteria for PTSD (Weiss & Marmar, 1997). It is an appropriate instrument to measure the subjective response to a specific traumatic event in an adult or senior population. There are three subscales: intrusion (intrusive thoughts, nightmares, intrusive feelings and imagery, dissociative-like re-experiencing), avoidance (numbing of responsiveness, avoidance of feelings, situations, and ideas), and hyperarousal (anger, irritability, hypervigilance, difficulty concentrating, heightened startle), as well as a total subjective stress IES-R score.

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Insomnia Severity Index
INTERNATIONAL PERSONALITY ITEM POOL - 5 FACTOR MODEL

The Big Five Inventory is a self-report inventory designed to measure the Big Five Dimensions: (1) extraversion, (2) agreeableness, (3) conscientiousness, (4) neuroticism, and (5) openness. It is quite brief for a multidimensional personality inventory (44 items total) and consists of short phrases with relatively accessible vocabulary.

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Kessler Psychological Distress Scale

The Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) is a simple measure of psychological distress. The K10 scale involves 10 questions about emotional states each with a five-level response scale. The measure can be used as a brief screen to identify levels of distress. The tool can be given to patients to complete, or alternatively the questions can be read to the patient by the practitioner.

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Leeds Dependence Questionnaire

The Leeds Dependence Questionnaire (LDQ) measures substance dependence and has been validated for use with alcohol and heroin users and smokers.The instrument is capable of measuring change in dependence and can therefore be used to follow treatment progress and evaluate treatment outcomes. The LDQ measures dependence in abstinent patients as well.

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Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale

This measure assesses the way that social phobia plays a role in your life across a variety of situations. The LAS is a well-validated measure that can be used to screen clients for social anxiety disorder and measure their progress while in treatment. It is a 24-item measure designed to assess both fear and avoidance of social (e.g., going to a party, meeting strangers) and performance situations (e.g., taking a test, giving a report to a group) occurring in the last week.

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Meaning In Life Questionnaire

The MLQ is a 10-item self-report inventory designed to measure life meaning. The MLQ has solid psychometric properties, with good internal consistency, with coefficient alphas ranging in the low to high .80s for the Presence subscale and mid .80s to low .90s for the Search subscale. A main focus of logotherapy is the discovery of life meaning. Along these lines, logotherapy posits that: (1) there is meaning in life, (2) people are motivated by the Will to Meaning, and (3) people are free to find their own meaning.

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Memorial Delirium Assessment Scale

 

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Mood and Feelings Questionnaire-Parent Report
Mood and Feelings Questionnaire-Self Report

The MFQ-SR is a 13-item measure assessing recent depressive symptomatology in children aged 6-17 years. The MFQ-Self is self-report and asks the child to report how they have been feeling or acting in the past two weeks.

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Mood Disorder Questionnaire

The MDQ was developed by a team of psychiatrists, researchers and consumer advocates to addressa critical need for timely and accurate diagnosis of bipolar disorder, which can be fatal if left untreated.The questionnaire takes about five minutes to complete, and can provide important insights intodiagnosis and treatment. Clinical trials have indicated that the MDQ has a high rate of accuracy; it isable to identify seven out of ten people who have bipolar disorder and screen out nine out of tenpeople who do not.1A recent National DMDA survey revealed that nearly 70% of people with bipolar disorder had receivedat least one misdiagnosis and many had waited more than 10 years from the onset of their symptomsbefore receiving a correct diagnosis. National DMDA hopes that the MDQ will shorten this delay andhelp more people to get the treatment they need, when they need it.The MDQ screens for Bipolar Spectrum Disorder, (which includes Bipolar I, Bipolar II and Bipolar NOS).

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Novaco Anger Inventory- Short Form

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Opioid Risk Tool - Female Version

The ORT is a brief, self-report or clinician rated screening tool designed for use with adult patients in primary care settings to assess risk for opioid abuse among individuals prescribed opioids for treatment of chronic pain. Patients categorized as high-risk are at increased likelihood of future abusive drug-related behaviours. This tool is best administered to patients upon an initial visit prior to beginning opioid therapy. The ORT measured the following risk factors based on scientific literature: personal and family history of substance abuse; age; history of preadolescent sexual abuse; and certain psychological diseases.

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Opioid Risk Tool - Male Version

The ORT is a brief, self-report or clinician rated screening tool designed for use with adult patients in primary care settings to assess risk for opioid abuse among individuals prescribed opioids for treatment of chronic pain. Patients categorized as high-risk are at increased likelihood of future abusive drug-related behaviours. This tool is best administered to patients upon an initial visit prior to beginning opioid therapy. The ORT measured the following risk factors based on scientific literature: personal and family history of substance abuse; age; history of preadolescent sexual abuse; and certain psychological diseases.

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Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire

 

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Patient Health Questionnaire - 9

The PHQ-9 is the nine item depression subscale of the Patient Health Questionnaire, and is a widely used tool for assisting primary care clinicians in diagnosing depression as well as monitoring treatment. The PHQ-9 is based directly on the diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Fourth Edition (DSM-IV).

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Penn State Worry Questionnaire

The Penn State Worry Questinnaire is a self-administered, 16-item, Likert-type scale designed to measure worry. It is considered by many to be the “gold-standard” for assessing worry. The items on the scale assess the occurrence, intrusiveness, pervasiveness, and other characterizing features of an individual’s experience with worry. The scale has been shown to identify worry, over and above anxiety and depression.

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PTSD CHECKLIST FOR DSM-5

 

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Religious Coping Activities Scale

Pargament et al (1990) measured a wide range of religious/spiritual coping methods. The items were developed through a literature review and through interviews with clergy and adults who were dealing with various crises. The items were factor analyzed in a sample of more than 500 members of mainline Protestant and Roman Catholic churches, with respondents facing a variety of life crises.

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Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale
Satisfaction With Life Scale
Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms
SCOFF Questionnaire
SHORT MICHIGAN ALCOHOL SCREENING TEST - GERIATRIC VERSION

The Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Instrument – Geriatric Version was developed as the first short-form alcoholism screening instrument for older adults. 

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Social Interaction Anxiety Scale

Description
The Social Interaction Anxiety Scale is a 20 item self report scale designed to measure social interaction anxiety defined as “distress when meeting and talking with other people” (Mattick and Clarke, 1998, p. 457). This tool is helpful in tracking social anxiety symptoms over time, and may be helpful as part of an assessment for social phobia or other anxiety related disorders.

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South Oaks Gambling Screen

The SOGS consists of 20-items based on DSM- III criteria for pathological gambling.  There is research demonstrating the value of using the SOGS is dimensionally. the current results reaffirm its utility with both DSM-IV and DSM-5 criteria.

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STOP BANG

The STOP BANG questionnaire is a proven tool that can be used to screen for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This tool will assess one’s low, moderate or high risk group for sleep apnea.

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SUPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale - Short Version

 

The SUPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale (Cyders et al. 2007) is a 20 item self report scale which is a revised version of the original UPPS created by Whiteside and Lynam (2001). The scale can be used with adults or adolescents to identify the separate personality facets that have been previously lumped together under the term impulsivity.

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Vanderbilt Assessment Scales

Developed by Mark Wolraich at the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, the Vanderbilt Assessment Scales (VAS) is a psychological assessment tool for parents and teachers of children aged 6 to 12 designed to measure the severity of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms as well as other disorders which are frequently comorbid with ADHD.

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Vanderbilt Assessment Scales -teacher

Developed by Mark Wolraich at the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, the Vanderbilt Assessment Scales (VAS) is a psychological assessment tool for parents and teachers of children aged 6 to 12 designed to measure the severity of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms as well as other disorders which are frequently comorbid with ADHD.

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Vancouver Obsessional Compulsive Inventory

The Vancouver Obsessional Compulsive Inventory (VOCI) was designed to provide a self-report assessment of a range of obsessions, compulsions, avoidance behavior, and personality characteristics of known or theoretical importance in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It has 55 questions and is useful in tracking the underlying cognitive structure of OCD and assessing symptoms over time.

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Valuing Questionnaire

The Valuing Questionnaire Is a 10-item self-report scale designed to measure how consistently an individual has been living with their self-determined values and is particularly helpful when administered during a course of ACT.  Values are personal principles someone has chosen to guide their behavior.  The VQ measures “valuing”, which refers to actions one takes to live in accordance with values, rather than simply pleasant outcomes or satisfaction with life.

It measures two constructs:

1. Progress, defined as enactment of values, perseverance, and including clear awareness of what is personally important.

2. Obstruction, which reflects the disruption of valued living due to avoidance of unwanted experience, distraction from values by inattention to values or undue attention to distress.

 

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Young Mania Rating Scale

The Young Mania Rating Scale is an eleven-item multiple choice diagnostic questionnaire which psychiatrists use to measure the severity of manic episodes in children and young adults. The scale was originally developed for use in the evaluation of adult patients with bipolar disorder, but has since been modified for use in pediatric patients. The scale is widely used by professionals and researchers.

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Young Mania Rating Scale - Parent Version

The Young Mania Rating Scale – Parent Version consists of eleven questions that parents are asked about their child’s present state. The original rating scale (Young Mania Rating Scale), was developed to assess severity of symptoms in adults hospitalized for mania. It has been revised in an effort to help clinicians such as pediatricians determine when children should be referred for further evaluation by a mental health professional (such as a child psychiatrist), and also to help assess whether a child’s symptoms are responding to treatment.

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Zarit Burden interview

The Zarit Burden Interview reflects how people sometimes feel when they are taking care of another person. It is a self-administered 22-item questionnaire that assesses the “experience of burden.”

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Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale

The Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale is a short self-administered survey to quantify the depressed status of adult patients. There are 20 items on the scale that rate the four common characteristics of depression, divided into 4 subscales: core depressive factor; cognitive factor; an anxiety factor; and a somatic factor. This scale is suitable for inpatient use and also the elderly

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