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Symptom Checklist-90-Revised

The Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R®) instrument helps evaluate a broad range of psychological problems and symptoms of psychopathology. The SCL-90-R® is also useful in measuring patient progress or treatment outcomes. Guidance on using this test in your telepractice
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SCL-90-R Q-global Interpretive Report
9780749166434 Qualification Level B




Publication date:
Age range:
Individuals 13 years and older
Reading Level:
Year 7
Qualification level:
Completion time:
12-15 minutes (90 items, 5-point rating scale)
Paper-and-pencil, CD, computer or online administration
Adult nonpatients, Adult psychiatric outpatients, Adult psychiatric inpatients, Adolescent nonpatients
Guidance on using this test in your telepractice

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The SCL-90-R is an evolution of its un-normed precursor, the SCL-90 assessment. By developing norms for the revised assessment (SCL-90-R), and developing the BSI® assessment from that, anxiety scale issues were resolved and the obsessive-compulsive scale was improved. 


  • Supports initial evaluation of patients at intake as an objective method for symptom assessment.
  • Measures patient progress during and after treatment to monitor change.
  • Measures outcomes for treatment programs and providers through aggregated patient information.
  • Helps measure the changes in symptoms such as depression and anxiety.


SCL-90-R helps measure 9 primary symptom dimensions and is designed to provide an overview of a patient's symptoms and their intensity at a specific point in time.

  • Contains only 90 items and can be completed in just 12-15 minutes.
  • Progress report graphically displays patient progress for up to 5 previous administrations.
  • Assessment helps facilitate treatment decisions and identify patients before problems become acute by providing an index of symptom severity.
  • Global Severity Index can be used as a summary of the test.
  • More than 1,000 studies demonstrate the reliability, validity, and utility of the instrument.
  • Normed on 4 groups: adult psychiatric outpatients, adult non-patients, adult psychiatric inpatients, adolescent non-patients.


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Sample Reports

Interpretive and Profile Reports provide information on all three adult normative groups: non-patient, outpatient, and inpatient.

The Profile Report graphically displays the data using the norm group of your choice. The Interpretive Report graphically displays the data using the non-patient norms.


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