|Application||The Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R) is a 90-item self-report symptom inventory designed to reflect the psychological symptom patterns of community, medical and psychiatric respondents|
|Composition||Each item is rated on a 5 point scale of distress (0-4) ranging from “Not at All” to “Extremely”|
|Scoring||The SCL-90-R is scored and interpreted in term of nine primary symptom dimensions and three global indices of distress.|
|Subscales||The primary symptom dimensions and global indices are labelled as follows:|
• Somatization (SOM)
• Obsessive-Compulsive (O-C)
• Interpersonal Sensitivity (I-S)
• Depression (DEP)
• Anxiety (ANX)
• Hostility (HOS)
• Phobic Anxiety (PHOB)
• Paranoid Ideation (PAR)
• Psychoticism (PSY)
• Global Severity Index (GSI)
• Positive Symptom Distress Index (PSDI)
• Positive Symptom Total (PST)
|General||There has been a lot of research conducted on the SCL-90-R and has been proven to have good reliability and sensitivity.|
|Normgroups||There are four norm groups for the SCL-90-R:|
• adult psychiatric outpatient
• adult nonpatient
• adult psychiatric inpatient
• adolescent nonpatient (applicable to adolescents who are 13 to 19 year old).
Each of the four groups have separate norms for males and females.
Derogatis, L.R. (1977). SCL-90-R Symptom Checklist-90-R Administration, Scoring, and Procedures Manual. Bloomington: PsychCorp.
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