Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

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Symptom Checklist-90-Revised

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56782-2_2012-2



The Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R) (1994) is a multidimensional self-report measure assessing the breadth and severity of current psychological symptoms and distress. It assesses nine symptom dimensions: somatization, obsessive-compulsive, interpersonal sensitivity, depression, anxiety, hostility, phobic anxiety, paranoid ideation, and psychoticism. It also includes three global indices of psychological distress: Global Severity Index (and total intensity of distress divided by 90), Positive Symptom Distress Index (average level of distress for those items that were endorsed; exaggerating or attenuating response style), and Positive Symptoms Total (total number of symptoms endorsed/breadth of distressing factors). Examinees rate each of 90 items on a five-point scale from 0 (Not at All) to 4 (Extremely) specifying how much each has bothered them during the past 7 days.

The SCL-90-R can be administered either in a paper-and-pencil or a computerized...

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  1. 1.Kennedy Krieger InstituteBaltimoreUSA