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Social Adjustment Scale-Self Report

Social Adjustment Scale-Self Report How to Access Pricing varies and can be purchased through MHS Assessments. Social Functioning Questionnaire (SFQ) The Social Functioning Questionnaire (SFQ) is a self-report tool that measures social functioning in adults over the last two weeks. The questionnaire contains eight questions which are rated on a 4-point scale. It takes less than four minutes to complete.  Tyrer, P., Nur, U., Crawford, M., Karlsen, S., McLean, C., Rao, B., & Johnson, T. (2005). The social functioning questionnaire: A rapid and robust measure of perceived functioning. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 51(3), 265-275. More Information The Social Functioning Questionnaire: A Rapid and Robust Measure of Perceived Functioning How to Access Social Functioning Questionnaire (PDF, 345KB) © 2005 by SAGE Publications. Reproduced by permission of SAGE Publications.

Social Adjustment Scale-Self Report (SAS-SR)TM

Social Adjustment Scale-Self Report (SAS-SR)TM The Social Adjustment Scale (SAS-SR) is a self-report measure of social functioning. It contains 54 items rated on a 5-point scale. It takes about 20 minutes to complete and is intended for individuals 17 years and older. There are also Short and Screener versions available, which take five to 10 minutes to complete. Weissman, M.M., & Bothwell, S. (1976). Assessment of social adjustment by patient self-report. Archives of General Psychiatry, 33(9), 1111-1115. Gameroff, M.J., Wickramaratne, P., & Weissman, M.M. (2012). Testing the Short and Screener versions of the Social Adjustment Scale–Self ‐ report (SAS ‐ SR). International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 21(1), 52-65. More Information MHS Assessments:

Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9 & PHQ-2)

  Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9 & PHQ-2) How to Access The PHQ-9 (PDF, 41KB) is in the public domain and no permission is required for use. Reminiscence Functions Scale (RFS) The Reminiscence Functions Scale (RFS) is a 43-item questionnaire that takes 15 to 25 minutes to complete. The RFS assesses the frequency with which adults, 18 years and older, engage in the act of recollecting past experiences or events. Respondents answer questions on a 6-point Likert-type scale, and responses are scored in eight different categories. Webster, J.D. (1993). Construction and validation of the Reminiscence Functions Scale. Journal of Gerontology, 48(5), P256-P262. Robitaille, A., Cappeliez, P., Coulombe, D., & Webster, J.D. (2010). Factorial structure and psychometric properties of the reminiscence functions scale. Aging & Mental Health, 14(2), 184-192. More Information Construction and Validation

Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI)

Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI) The Children’s Depression Inventory is a modification of the Beck Depression Inventory for adults. The CDI is now in its second edition. It assesses depression severity in children and adolescents 7 to 17 years old. Two scales measure emotional problems and functional problems. Three separate rater forms are available: one for parents (17 items), one for teachers (12 items) and a self-report (28 items). Administration time is between five and 15 minutes. Kovacs, M. (1981). Rating scales to assess depression in school-aged children. Acta Paedopsychiatrica: International Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 46(5-6), 305-315. Sun, S., & Wang, S. (2015). The children’s depression inventory in worldwide child development research: A reliability generalization study. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(8), 2352-2363. More Information Children’s Depression Inve

Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC)

Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC) Designed to assess emotional disorders, personality constructs, and behavioral problems in individuals from 2 to 21 years old, the BASC assesses behavior from three perspectives: teacher, parent, and self (starting at age 8). The system includes five rating forms and three scales. Depending on the scale, it takes 20 to 30 minutes to administer. Merenda, P.F. (1996). BASC: Behavior Assessment System for Children. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 28(4), 229-232. Reynolds, C.R., & Kamphaus, R.W. (2015). Behavior assessment system for children (3rd ed.). Bloomington, Minnesota: Pearson Assessments. Merenda, P.F. (1996). BASC: Behavior Assessment System for Children. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 28(4), 229-232. Reynolds, C.R., & Kamphaus, R.W. (2015). Behavior assessment system for children (3rd ed.). Bloomington, Minnesota: Pearson Assessments. More Information Pearson Clinical: BAS

Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL)

Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) The Child Behavior Profiles were designed for children and adolescents ages 6 to 18. The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) is a standardized questionnaire administered to parents to obtain reports of their children’s social competence and behavioral problems. It takes parents five to 10 minutes to complete the questionnaire. Additional versions are available, including the Teacher’s Report Form and Youth Self-Report (from age 11). The CBCL has been translated into various languages. Achenbach, T.M. (1978). The child behavior profile: An empirically based system for assessing children’s behavioral problems and competencies. International Journal of Mental Health, 7(3-4), 24-42. Kariuki, S.M., Abubakar, A., Murray, E., Stein, A., & Newton, C.R.J.C. (2016). Evaluation of psychometric properties and factorial structure of the pre-school child behaviour checklist at the Kenyan Coast. Child and Adolescent Psychi

Social Problem-Solving Inventory-Revised (SPSI-RTM)

Social Problem-Solving Inventory-Revised (SPSI-RTM) The Social Problem-Solving Inventory-Revised (SPSI-RTM) is a self-report measure of social problem-solving strengths and weaknesses in individuals 13 years old and older. The revised version has both a long-form (52 questions) and a short-form (25 questions). It takes 10 to 20 minutes to complete. D'Zurilla, T.J., & Nezu, A.M. (1990). Development and preliminary evaluation of the Social Problem-Solving Inventory. Psychological Assessment: A Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2(2), 156-163. D'Zurilla, T.J., Nezu, A.M., & Maydeu-Olivares, A. (2002). Social problem-solving inventory — revised (SPSI-R). North Tonawanda, New York: Multi-Health Systems. More Information MHS Assessments: Social Problem-Solving Inventory How to Access Pricing varies and can be purchased through MHS Assessments. Children and Adolescents

Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)

Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) is a widely used and well-established self-report questionnaire designed to assess the severity of depression. The BDI was developed by Dr Aaron T. Beck in 1961 and has since undergone several revisions, with the most recent version, the BDI-II, being published in 1996. The BDI is a 21-item questionnaire that measures a wide range of depression symptoms, such as sadness, hopelessness, guilt, and tiredness. Each item is rated on a 4-point scale, with higher scores indicating a greater severity of depression. The BDI has been found to have high reliability and validity, and has been widely used in both clinical and research settings. One of the strengths of the BDI is its brevity. The questionnaire can be administered in just a few minutes and provides a quick and easy way to assess the severity of depression. The BDI has also been found to be useful in differentiating between different subtypes of depression, such as


EQ-5D The EQ-5D is a standardized, non-disease specific instrument for describing and evaluating health-related quality of life. The instrument measures quality of life in five dimensions: mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain/discomfort and anxiety/depression. It was introduced as a health-related quality of life measure by a group of European researchers, the EuroQol Group. Respondents can complete the questionnaire in under five minutes. There is a version for adults (age 16 and older) and the EQ-5D-Y for children/adolescents (8 to 15 years). The EQ-5D is available in a wide range of languages and is used worldwide.   The EuroQol Group (1990) EuroQol — A new facility for the measurement of health-related quality of life. Health Policy, 16(3), 199-208. Brooks, R., & EuroQol Group (1996).EuroQol: The current state of play. Health Policy, 37(1), 53-72. Devlin, N.J., & Brooks, R. (2

Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS)

Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) The 10-item Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) measures the severity of depression in individuals 18 years and older. Each item is rated on a 7-point scale. The scale is an adaptation of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale and has a greater sensitivity to change over time. The scale can be completed in 20 to 30 minutes.   Montgomery, S.A., & Åsberg, M. (1979). A new depression scale was designed to be sensitive to change. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 134, 382-389.   Davidson, J., Turnbull, C.D., Strickland, R., Miller, R., & Graves, K. (1986). The Montgomery ‐ Åsberg Depression Scale: Reliability and validity. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 73(5), 544-548. More Information Science direct: Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale How to Access The MADRS (PDF, 185KB) is in the public domain and no permission is requir

Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D)

Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D) The Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression abbreviated HDRS, HRSD or HAM-D, measures depression in individuals before, during and after treatment. The scale is administered by a health care professional and contains 21 items, but is scored based on the first 17 items, which are measured either on 5-point or 3-point scales. It takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete and score.   Hamilton, M. (1960). A rating scale for depression. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 23, 56-61.   Trajković, G., Starčević, V., Latas, M., Leštarević, M., Ille, T., Bukumirić, Z., & Marinković, J. (2011). Reliability of the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression: A meta-analysis over a period of 49 years. Psychiatry Research, 189(1), 1-9. More Information A Rating Scale for Depression (PDF, 1.3MB) How to Access The HAM-D (PDF, 22KB) is in the public domain and no permiss

Depression Assessment Instruments

Depression Assessment Instruments These instruments are relevant to the treatment of depression. Depression assessment instruments. Careful assessment is an important part of evidence-based practice. Initial assessments of depressive symptoms can help determine possible treatment options, and periodic assessments throughout care can guide treatment and gauge progress. Many of the instruments described below were used in the studies that served as the evidence base of the systematic reviews that undergird the guideline recommendations. These instruments include both interview and self-report measures and may be used to screen, diagnose and/or track treatment outcomes. Each instrument has been demonstrated to be valid and reliable, and most are available at no cost.   Clinicians are encouraged to review the evidence-based literature about these assessments, especially regarding their intended use and appropriate populations, in order to determine which tools are best suited for their pat