The Satisfaction with Life Scale was developed to assess satisfaction with people’s lives as a whole. The scale does not assess satisfaction with specific life domains, such as health or finances, but allows subjects to integrate and weigh these domains in whatever way they choose. It takes only a few minutes to complete.
Abbreviated Mental Test Score
Adult ADHD Self-Report Scales
As a healthcare professional, you can use the ASRS as a tool to help screen for ADHD in adult patients. Insights gained through this screening may suggest the need for a more in-depth clinician interview. The questions in the ASRS are consistent with DSM-V criteria and address the manifestations of ADHD symptoms in adults. The checklist takes about 5 minutes to complete and can provide information that is critical to supplement the diagnostic process.
Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test
Altman Self-Rating Mania Scale
The ASRM is a 5-item self-rating mania scale designed to assess the presence and/or severity of manic symptoms. If the individual receiving care is of impaired capacity and unable to complete the form (e.g., an individual with dementia), a knowledgeable informant may complete the measure. Each item asks the individual (or informant) to rate the severity of the individual’s manic symptoms during the past 7 days.
Autism Spectrum Quotient 10 (AQ-10)
The AQ-10 is a shortened version of the Autism Spectrum Quotient and is used by mental health professionals in assessing the level of social impairment in certain disorders like Autism.
Barrat Impulsiveness Scale – Revised
Beck Anxiety Inventory
Beck Depression Scale
The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) is a 21-item, self-report rating inventory that measures characteristic attitudes and symptoms of depression
Big 5 Inventory
The Big Five Inventory (BFI) is a self-report inventory designed to measure the Big Five dimensions. It is quite brief for a multidimensional personality inventory (44 items total), and consists of short phrases with relatively accessible vocabulary. SEE PDF
Borderline Symptom Test 23 (BSL-23)
The BSL-23 is a self-rating instrument for specific assessment of borderline-typical symptomatology.
Burden Scale For Family Caregivers (BSFC)
The 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 and BSFC-s (shortened version) are designed for use in both clinical practice and research studies.
Caregiver Burden Scale (CBS)
The CBS 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.”
CAGE-AID is a version of the CAGE alcohol screening questionnaire, adapted to include drug use (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.
Child Dissociative Checklist (CDC), Version 3
The CDC compiles observations by an adult observer regarding a child’s behaviors and quantifies dissociative behavior for dimensional approaches and can categorize children into low and high dissociation groups.
CRAFFT Screening Interview
Recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Substance Abuse for use with adolescents, the screening tool consists of a series of six questions intended to identify adolescents who may have simultaneous risky alcohol and other drug use disorders. It is a short, effective tool meant to assess whether a longer conversation about the context of use, frequency, and other risks and consequences of alcohol and other drug use is warranted.
Depression Anxiety Stress Scales-21
The DASS-21 is a shortened version of the original 42 question inventory. The DASS is designed to measure the magnitude of three negative emotional states: depression, anxiety, and stress. The DASS-depression focuses on reports of low mood, motivation, and self-esteem, DASS-anxiety on physiological arousal, perceived panic, and fear, and DASS-stress on tension and irritability.
Dysfunctional Attitude Scales
The Dysfunctional Attitude Scale form A (DAS-A) is a self-report scale designed to measure the presence and intensity of dysfunctional attitudes.
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale
The 10-question Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a valuable and efficient way of identifying patients at risk for perinatal depression. The EPDS is easy to administer and has proven to be an effective screening tool.
Geriatric Depression Scale (Long and Short Forms)
Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7
This easy-to-use self-administered patient questionnaire is used as a screening tool and severity measure for generalized anxiety disorder.
Used by mental health professionals in assessing the level of social impairment in certain disorders like Autism. It is also suitable for use as a casual measure of temperamental empathy in the general population.
6 Item Cognitive Impairment Test
Geriatric Depression Scale
Impact of Events Scale – Revised
Informant Questionnaire of Cognitive Decline
Insomnia Severity Index Rating Scales
Kuthcher Adolescent Depression Inventory (KADS)
The KADS is a self-report scale specifically designed to diagnosis and assess the severity of adolescent depression. It’s optimized for monitoring outcomes in adolescents who are receiving treatment for major depressive disorder.
Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale
Mindful Attention Awareness Scale
The MAAS is a 15-item scale designed to assess a core characteristic of dispositional mindfulness, namely, open or receptive awareness of and attention to what is taking place in the present. The measure takes 10 minutes or less to complete.
Major Depression Inventory
The Major Depression Inventory is a self-report mood questionnaire developed by the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center in Mental Health. The MDI was developed to cover the universe of depressive symptoms in DSM-IV major depression as well as in ICD-10 mild, moderate, and severe depression.
Mini Mental State Exam
Modified Neuropsychiatric Interview
Mood Disorder Questionnaire
The MDQ was developed by a team of psychiatrists, researchers and consumer advocates to address a 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 into diagnosis and treatment.
Novaco Anger Scale (NAI)
The NAI was adapted from the long form (Novaco, 1975) and contains 25 of the original 90 items. The NAI measures the degree of provocation or anger people would feel if placed in certain situations.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - civilian version
Pediatric (6 -16) Symptoms Checklist (Parent Version)
Penn State Worry Questionnaire
Psychopathy Checklist Revised
Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale
Rosenberg Self Esteem Measure
The RSEM is a 10-item scale that measures global self-worth by measuring both positive and negative feelings about the self. The scale is believed to be uni-dimensional. All items are answered using a 4-point Likert scale format ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree.
The Sexual Addiction Screening Test
The SAST is designed to assist in the assessment of sexually compulsive or “addictive” behavior. Developed in cooperation with hospitals, treatment programs, private therapists and community groups, the SAST provides a profile of the responses that help to discriminate between an addictive and non-addictive behavior.
Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Test
Social and Communication Development
Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale – Parent version
Suicidal Affect-Behavior-Cognition Scale
Stages of Change Readiness and Treatment Eagerness Scale (SOCRATES 8A)
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.
Texas Revised Inventory of Grief
The Miller-Patton Anger Self-Assessment Tst
Vanderbilt ADHD Diagnostic Parent and Teacher Rating Scales
The Vanderbilt ADHD Diagnostic Rating Scale (VADRS) 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. Developed by Mark Wolraich at the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, this rating scale also includes items related to other disorders which are frequently comorbid with ADHD.
Satisfaction With Life Scale
Cognitive Impairment Test
The 6-item Cognitive Impairment Test (6CIT) was developed in 1983. This was by regression analysis of the Blessed Information Memory Concentration Scale (BIMC). The 6CIT is a useful dementia screening tool in Primary Care. It was used in a large European assessment tool and with new computerized versions its usage is increasing.
The Scoff Test is an eating disorders screening test. Results can be used to to decide if further assessment of an eating disorder is indicated. Keep in mind that, while this eating disorders test has proved effective in screening for anorexia or bulimia in women, in 12% of cases it detected an eating disorder where the subject did not really have one.
Interpersonal Support Evaluation List - shortened version
A 12-item measure of perceptions of social support. This measure is a shortened version of the original 40 item ISEL. This questionnaire has three different subscales designed to measure three dimensions of perceived social support: Appraisal, Belonging, and Tangible Support Each dimension is measured by 4 items on a 4-point scale.
Self-Assessment Perfectionism Screening Test
Perfectionism is a response to anxiety that can be damaging to relationships and performance. The SAPST can assess if there a person is struggling with perfectionism. Scoring five or more yes answers suggest a potential problem with perfectionism. This is a screening test only. For
an accurate diagnoses, a qualified professional needs to perform a full assessment.
The Attitudes Toward Self (ATS)
The ATS was designed to measure three potential self-regulatory vulnerabilities to depression. One of them is the holding of overly high standards, the second is the tendency to be self-critical at any failure to perform well, and the third is the tendency to generalize from a single failure to the broader sense of self-worth.
The Meaning in Life Questionnaire
The MLQ is a 10-item self-report inventory designed to measure life meaning. The MLQ has 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.
Life Stress Test
This scale shows the kind of life pressure that you are facing. Depending on your coping skills or the lack thereof, this scale can predict the likelihood that you will fall victim to a stress related illness. The illness could be mild – frequent tension headaches, acid indigestion, loss of sleep to very serious illness like ulcers, cancer, migraines and the like.
The Distress and Risk Assessment Method
The DRAM is a simple and straightforward psychological assessment method for pain problems. The DRAM is designed as no more than a first-stage screening procedure, whether as a confirmation of clinical impression, or to alert the clinician that a more comprehensive psychological or psychophysiological assessment is indicated.
Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10)
The K10 is a 10-item questionnaire intended to yield a global measure of distress based on questions about anxiety and depressive symptoms that a person has experienced in the most recent 4 week period. The use of a consumer self-report measure is a desirable method of assessment because it is a genuine attempt on the part of the clinician to collect information on the patient’s current condition and to
establish a productive dialogue.
The Posttraumatic Cognitions Inventory (PTCI):
The PTCI is a test of items derived from clinical observations and current theories of post-trauma psychopathology. The PTCI yields 3 factors: Negative Cognitions About Self, Negative Cognitions About the World, and Self-Blame. The 3 factors correlated moderately to strongly with measures of PTSD severity, depression, and general anxiety; and discriminated well between traumatized individuals with and without PTSD.