Static Short Scales
Short scales seek to maximise efficiency and therefore reduce the unacceptable level of respondent burden that is often observed in research and clinical settings. Commonly, we develop short scales by selecting optimal items from our item banks or longer scales. These short scales offer a more efficient alternative to administering the full item banks or long form scales but the decrease in items administered will result in some loss of precision. Researchers and clinicians should weigh up the costs and benefits of administering short scales based on their specific research questions and clinical context.
We have also developed other short scales specifically to screen for mental disorders that are available at the links provided.
The individual scales are freely available for non-profit research or clinical settings. We are currently building our suite of short scales to measure the severity and screen for a range of different mental disorders. Please check back regularly to see any new updates and additions.