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Psychological Assessments and Tests for Psychologists on iPad

NovoPsych delivers many well known psychometric assessments used by mental health clinicians via the iPad. Below is a list of assessments available. We provide sample results to show the information and format of results available through the app. You can also view the psychometric properties, norms and related data

Depression Anxiety Stress Scales - DASS-21

The DASS-21 is the short form of the DASS-42, a self-report scale designed to measure the negative emotional states of depression, anxiety and stress. As the three scales of the DASS have been shown to have high internal consistency and to yield meaningful discriminations, the scales should meet the needs of both researchers and clinicians who wish to measure current state or change in state over time (e.g., in the course of treatment). This scale is suitable for clinical and non-clinical settings.

Generalised Anxiety Disorder Assessment

The GAD-7 is a brief measure of symptoms of anxiety, based on the generalised anxiety disorder diagnostic criteria described in DSM-IV. This assessment asks patients to evaluate their level of symptoms over the last two weeks, and can be used to track treatment progress over time. Given the simple language used in the assessment it is appropriate for individuals as young as 14 years. When used as a screening tool, further evaluation is recommended when the score is 10 or greater.

The Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10)

The K10 is a psychological screening tool designed to identify adults with significant levels of
psychological distress so that they may be appropriately managed. It has been widely used
in the United States as well as in Australia, where it has been included in the Australian
Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing (1997) and the Australian National Health Surveys.

Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale

The Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale is a short self-administered survey to quantify the
depressed status of adult patients. There are 20 items on the scale that rate the four
common characteristics of depression, divided into 4 subscales: core depressive factor;
cognitive factor; an anxiety factor; and a somatic factor. This scale is suitable for inpatient
use and also the elderly.

Vancouver Obsessional Compulsive Inventory

The VOCI was designed to provide a self-report assessment of a range of obsessions,
compulsions, avoidance behaviour, and personality characteristics of known or theoretical
importance in obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD). It has 55 questions rated on a five
point Likert-type scale. It is useful in tracking the underlying cognitive structure of OCD and
assessing symptoms over time. This scale is a more up to date revision of the Maudsley
Obsessional Compulsive Inventory-Revised (MOCI-R).

Experience in Close Relationship Scale

The Close Relationship Scale is a 12 item self-report adult attachment style questionnaire. Based on Ainsworth's infant attachment styles literature, this scale measures maladaptive attachment in adulthoods who are in a romantic relationship. The ECR-S gives scores on the two factors important in adult attachment; anxiety and avoidance. The scale is designed to assess a general "trait" pattern of adult attachment as independently as possible from respondents� current circumstances, and may be helpful in conceptualizing with clients how they approach close relationships.

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a short 10-item self report questionnaire designed to identify mothers at risk for prenatal and and postnatal depression. Postpartum depression is the most common complication of childbearing and rates of help-seeking for postnatal depression are generally low, making screening important. The scale indicates how the mother has felt during the previous week. In doubtful cases it may be useful to repeat the tool after 2 weeks. The scale will not detect mothers with anxiety neuroses, phobias or personality disorders.

Social Interaction Anxiety Scale (SIAS)

This is a 28 item true/false scale that measures distress in social situations and the
avoidance of social interactions. It also measures aspects of social anxiety including
distress, discomfort and fear. Social avoidance was defined as “being with, talking to, or
escaping from others for any reason . . . both actual avoidance and the desire for avoidance
were included'' (Watson & Friend, 1969, p. 449). Individuals who score high in the SADS are
those who experience anxiety or distress with social interaction or anticipations of social
interactions. Geist and Borecki (1982) found that persons high on the SAD had significantly
lower levels of self-esteem. High SADS scores indicated significantly lower values of selfconfidence,
need for affiliation, need for change, and need for dominance (Geist and Borecki
1982).