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.

Social Anxiety Disorder


Social Anxiety Severity Sceener - Adult version ( PDF) Scale type: Dimensional scale derived from the SAD-Bank Languages available: English Current Version: 1.0 Citation: Available here Social Interaction Anxiety Scale-6/Social Phobia Scale-6 ( PDF) Scale type: Dimesional scale derived from full length measures Language aviablae: English Current version: 1.0 Available from: Macquarie University Centre for Emotional Health Citation: Available here Social Phobia Screener (SOPHS) ( PDF) Scale type: Vignette-based DSM severity and diagnostic screener Language aviablae: English Current version: 1.0 Available from: ANU Centre for Mental Health Research Citation: Available here




Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


OCD Severity Screener - Adult version (PDF) Scale type: Dimensional severity scale derived from OCD-Bank Languages available: English Current Version: 1.0 Citation: Available here




Psychological Distress


The Distress Questionnaire Five (DQ-5) ( PDF) Scale type: Dimensional screener derived from multiple item banks Languages available: English Current version: 1.0 Citation: Available here




Internalising (Depression and Anxiety)


Internalizing Disorders Short Form (PDF) Scale type: Dimensional screener derived from multiple item banks Languages available: English Version: 1.0 Citation: Available here




Panic Disorder


Panic Disorder Severity Screener - Adult version ( PDF) Scale type: Dimensional scale derived from the PD-Bank Language avialable: English Current version: 1.0 Citation: Available here Panic Disorder Screener (PADIS) ( PDF) Scale type: Vignette-based DSM severity and diagnostic screener Language available: English Current versoin: 1.0 Available from: ANU Centre for Mental Health Research Citation: Available here




Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours


Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours Severity Screener - Adult version (PDF) Scale type: Dimensional severity scale derived from STB-Bank Languages available: English Current Version: 1.0 Citation: in preparation




Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


PTSD Severity Screener - Adult version (PDF) Scale type: Dimensional severity scale derived from PTSD-Bank Languages available: English Current Version: 2.0 Citation: in preparation





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