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Symptom Checklist-90-Revised
(SCL-90-R®)

 

Age Range: Individuals 13 years and older

Reading Level: 6th Grade

Administration: Paper-and-pencil, CD, computer or online administration

Completion Time: 12-15 minutes (90 items, 5-point rating scale)

Norms: Adult nonpatients, Adult psychiatric outpatients, Adult psychiatric inpatients, Adolescent nonpatients

Scoring Options: Q-global™ Scoring & Reporting, Q Local™ Software, Mail-in Scoring Service, or Manual Scoring

Publication Date: 1994

 
 
 

Product Details

The Symptom Checklist-90-R (SCL-90-R) instrument helps evaluate a broad range of psychological problems and symptoms of psychopathology. The instrument is also useful in measuring patient progress or treatment outcomes.

The SCL-90-R instrument is used by clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and professionals in mental health, medical, and educational settings as well as for research purposes. It can be useful in:

  • Initial evaluation of patients at intake as an objective method for symptom assessment
  • Measuring patient progress during and after treatment to monitor change
  • Outcomes measurement for treatment programs and providers through aggregated patient information
  • Clinical trials to help measure the changes in symptoms such as depression and anxiety

Key Features

  • The SCL-90-R test contains only 90 items and can be complete in just 12-15 minutes.
  • The test 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.
  • The progress report graphically displays patient progress for up to 5 previous administrations.
  • By providing an index of symptom severity, the assessment helps facilitate treatment decisions and identify patients before problems become acute.
  • The Global Severity Index can be used as a summary of the test.
  • More than 1,000 studies have been conducted demonstrating the reliability, validity, and utility of the instrument.

 

Scales

Symptom Scales
SOM - Somatization
O-C - Obsessive-Compulsive
I-S - Interpersonal Sensitivity
DEP - Depression
ANX - Anxiety
HOS - Hostility
PHOB - Phobic Anxiety
PAR - Paranoid Ideation
PSY - Psychoticism

Global Indices
Global Severity Index (GSI): Designed to measure overall psychological distress.
Positive Symptom Distress Index (PSDI): Designed to measure the intensity of symptoms.
Positive Symptom Total (PST): Reports number of self-reported symptoms.

Psychometric Information

Adapted from the SCL-90-R test, the revised test is normed on 4 groups:

  • Adult psychiatric outpatients
  • Adult nonpatients
  • Adult psychiatric inpatients
  • Adolescent nonpatients

The interpretive report is based on age-appropriate nonpatient norm groups; adolescent norms are used for 13- to 17-year olds, and nonpatient adult norms are used for subjects over age 17.

Scoring

Report Options

Profile Report
This report can be useful for monitoring change. It presents a graphic profile of raw and normalized T scores for each of the 9 Primary Symptom Dimensions and the 3 Global Indices. For adults, T scores are profiled based on your choice of nonpatient, outpatient or inpatient norms. (The T scores for the remaining norm groups are printed below the profile.) For adolescents, T scores are reported using adolescent nonpatient norms.

View a sample Profile Report.

Interpretive Report
In addition to providing a profile of scores, the interpretive report provides a narrative overview of the client's symptoms at the global level and specific statements describing the individual symptom scale scores. The Pathognomonic Signs section of the report notes disorders that might be present given the pattern and intensity of symptom endorsement. A Symptoms of Note section lists all items to which the client responded "extremely" or "quite a bit."

View a sample Interpretive Report.

Progress Report
This report can help monitor a client's progress over time. It graphically displays scale-by-scale changes in a client's scores for up to 5 previously reported administrations.

View a sample Progress Report.

Scoring and/or Reporting Options

Q-interactive™ – offers efficient, intuitive assessment experience utilizing tablet technology and user-centered design. Helps you conduct one-on-one, interactively administered assessments.

Q Local™ Scoring and Reporting Desktop Software - Enables you to score assessments, report results, and store and export data on your computer.

Mail-in Scoring Service - Specially designed answer sheets are mailed to us for processing within 24-48 hours of receipt and returned via regular mail.

Manual Scoring - Administer assessments on answer sheets and score them quickly yourself with an answer key.

Q-Global

This test is available on Q-global™ - Pearson's new web-based platform for scoring and reporting. It's accessible anytime, from any computer connected to the Internet. Secure and affordable, this system helps you quickly and automatically organize information, generate scores, and produce accurate, comprehensive reports.
Q-global also offers:

  • 24/7 secure, web-based access
  • Portability: Q-global can be used on mobile devices such as a laptop or tablet
  • On-demand, reliable scoring and comprehensive reporting solutions
  • Pricing on a per-report basis

Training

Past Webinars

  • The Derogatis Checklist Series: SCL-90-R, BSI, and BSI 18

    Presenter: Leonard Derogatis

    Learn about how you can better serve your client’s needs and expand your practice with the use of the Derogatis Checklist Series. Dr. Derogatis, a global authority on symptom checklists and outcomes measurement and author of the SCL-90-R®, BSI®, and BSI 18 tests, will present a free webinar on the history, design, and application of these respected instruments. Quick and easy to administer, the Derogatis Checklist Series is widely used in a variety of settings, including clinical practice, medical settings, and clinical trials.

    Date: May 11, 2011

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FAQs

Questions

Frequently asked questions follow. Click on a question to see the response.

  • Do any of the SCL-90-R reports contain all of the normative groups?

    The SCL-90-R MICROTEST QTM Interpretive and Profile Reports provide information on all three adult normative groups: Nonpatient, Outpatient, and Inpatient. The SCL-90-R profile report graphically displays the data using the norm group of your choice. The SCL-90-R interpretive report graphically displays the data using the nonpatient norms. The T scores for the other normative groups are listed below the graph.

  • Is the SCL-90-R available in other languages?

    The SCL-90-R assessment is available in Spanish and French for Canada. Forms for the Spanish version are available for use with the MICROTEST Q system and hand-scoring. Forms for the French for Canada version are available for use with hand-scoring only.

  • What is the difference between the SCL-90-R assessment and the original SCL-90 assessment?

    The SCL-90 assessment is an unnormed precursor to the SCL-90-R assessment. The original SCL-90 anxiety scale did not work and its obsessive-compulsive scale was very weak. After the assessment was revised, norms were developed for the revised assessment (SCL-90-R), and the BSI® assessment was developed from that. Most research has been conducted using the SCL-90-R and BSI instruments.

Pricing & Ordering

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Q-global® Web-based Scoring and Reporting
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  • Kits

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  • SCL-90-R Q-global Interpretive Report Starter Kit
    63724
    $78.50
     
    Includes SCL-90-R manual, 3 answer sheets, 1 test booklet, and 3 Q-global administrations
  • SCL-90-R Q-global Profile Report Starter Kit
    63725
    $60.50
     
    Includes SCL-90-R manual, 3 answer sheets, 1 test booklet, and 3 Q-global administrations
  • Reports (Usages)

    Price

    Qty

     
  • SCL-90-R Manual
    05610
    $42.00
     
    (required)
  • SCL-90-R Q-global Interpretive Report
    63721
    $12.75
     
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 4 $12.75
    5 - 49 $11.50
    50 - 99 $11.00
    100 - 249 $10.75
    250 - 499 $10.25
    500 - 999 $10.00
    1000+ $9.50
  • SCL-90-R Q-global Profile Report
    63722
    $5.50
     
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 4 $5.50
    5 - 49 $5.00
    50 - 99 $4.75
    100 - 249 $4.60
    250 - 499 $4.45
    500 - 999 $4.25
    1000 - 2499 $4.10
    2500 - 4999 $4.00
    5000 - 9999 $3.75
    10000+ $3.65
 
 
Q LocalTM Software-based Scoring and Reporting
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  • Kits

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  • Q Local/SCL-90-R Starter Kit with Interpretive Reports
    00737
    $78.50
     
    Includes SCL-90-R manual, 3 answer sheets with test items, and 3 Q Local administrations. (Does not include Q Local software.)
  • Q Local/SCL-90-R Starter Kit with Profile Reports
    00733
    $60.50
     
    Includes SCL-90 manual, 3 answer sheets with test items, and 3 Q Local administrations. (Does not include Q Local software.)
  • Manuals

    Price

    Qty

     
  • SCL-90-R Manual
    05610
    $42.00
     
    (required)
  • Administration Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Q Local/SCL-90-R Answer Sheets - English
    51417
    $28.00
     
    Items included. Pkg of 25
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 4 $28.00
    5 - 24 $27.00
    25 - 74 $26.50
    75+ $26.00
  • SCL-90 R Spanish Q Local Answer Sheets
    51416
    $23.00
     
    Items included. Pkg of 25
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 4 $23.00
    5 - 24 $22.00
    25 - 74 $21.50
    75+ $21.00
  • Reports (Usages)

    Price

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  • Q Local/SCL-90-R Interpretive Reports
    51431
    $12.75
     
    Price per administration
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 4 $12.75
    5 - 49 $11.50
    50 - 99 $11.00
    100 - 249 $10.75
    250 - 499 $10.25
    500 - 999 $10.00
    1000+ $9.50
  • Q Local/SCL-90-R Profile Reports
    51430
    $5.50
     
    Price per administration
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 4 $5.50
    5 - 49 $5.00
    50 - 99 $4.75
    100 - 249 $4.60
    250 - 499 $4.45
    500 - 999 $4.25
    1000 - 2499 $4.10
    2500 - 4999 $4.00
    5000 - 9999 $3.75
    10000+ $3.65
  • Additional Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • SCL-90-R English Audio CD
    05676
    $58.00
     
  • SCL-90 R Spanish Audio CD
    05677
    $60.00
     
    Sold Separately
 
 
Manual Scoring
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  • SCL-90-R Hand-Scoring Starter Kit - Nonpatient Adult
    00676
    $121.00
     
    Includes SCL-90-R manual, 50 answer sheets, 50 profile forms, 2 worksheets and answer keys.
  • SCL-90-R Hand-Scoring Starter Kit - Nonpatient Adolescent
    00692
    $121.00
     
    Includes SCL-90-R manual, 50 answer sheets, 50 profile forms, 2 worksheets and answer keys.
  • SCL-90-R Hand-Scoring Starter Kit - Outpatient Psychiatric
    00693
    $121.00
     
    Includes SCL-90-R manual, 50 answer sheets, 50 profile forms, 2 worksheets and answer keys.
  • SCL-90-R Hand-Scoring Starter Kit - Inpatient Psychiatric
    00694
    $121.00
     
    Includes SCL-90-R manual, 50 answer sheets, 50 profile forms, 2 worksheets and answer keys.
  • Manuals

    Price

    Qty

     
  • SCL-90-R Manual
    05610
    $42.00
     
    (required)
  • Administration Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • SCL-90 R Answer Sheets
    05675
    $64.00
     
    Test items included. Pkg of 50
  • SCL-90-R Profile Forms - Nonpatient Adult
    05619
    $29.50
     
    Includes 50 profile forms and 2 worksheets.
  • SCL-90-R Profile Forms - Nonpatient Adolescent
    05620
    $29.50
     
    Includes 50 profile forms and 2 worksheets.
  • SCL-90-R Profile Forms Outpatient Psychiatric
    05621
    $29.50
     
    Includes 50 profile forms and 2 worksheets.
  • SCL-90-R Profile Forms - Inpatient Psychiatric
    05622
    $29.50
     
    Includes 50 profile forms and 2 worksheets.
  • SCL-90 R Spanish Test Booklet
    05672
    $3.50
     
    Sold Separately
  • SCL-90 R Spanish Handscoring Answer Sheet
    05655
    $64.00
     
    Pkg of 50
  • Scoring Materials

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  • SCL-90 R Answer Keys
    05650
    $29.50
     
    Price per set.
  • Additional Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • SCL-90-R English Audio CD
    05676
    $58.00
     
  • SCL-90 R Spanish Audio CD
    05677
    $60.00
     
    Sold Separately
 
 
Mail-In Scoring and Reporting
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  • SCL-90-R Mail-In Starter Kit with Interpretive Reports
    00951
    $78.50
     
    Includes SCL-90-R manual, 1 softcover test booklet, and answer sheets: all the materials necessary to conduct 3 assessments and receive interpretive reports using the mail-in scoring service.
  • SCL-90-R Mail-In Starter Kit with Profile Reports
    00950
    $60.50
     
    Includes SCL-90-R manual, 1 softcover test booklet, and answer sheets: all the materials necessary to conduct 3 assessments and receive profile reports using the mail-in scoring service.
  • Manuals

    Price

    Qty

     
  • SCL-90-R Manual
    05610
    $42.00
     
    (required)
  • Administration Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • SCL-90 R Spanish Test Booklet
    05672
    $3.50
     
    Sold Separately
  • Scoring and Reporting

    Price

    Qty

     
  • SCL-90-R Mail-In Scoring - Interpretive Reports - English
    50059
    $16.00
     
    Price includes scoring and answer sheet with test items
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 4 $16.00
    5 - 49 $15.00
    50 - 99 $14.50
    100 - 249 $14.00
    250 - 499 $13.50
    500 - 999 $13.25
    1000+ $13.00
  • SCL-90-R Mail-In Scoring - Profile Reports - English
    50058
    $8.75
     
    Price includes scoring and answer sheet with test items
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 4 $8.75
    5 - 49 $8.25
    50 - 99 $8.00
    100 - 249 $7.75
    250 - 499 $7.65
    500 - 999 $7.50
    1000 - 2499 $7.35
    2500 - 4999 $7.25
    5000+ $7.00
  • SCL-90 R Spanish Mail-In Scoring Interpretive Reports
    05667
    $16.00
     
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 4 $16.00
    5 - 49 $15.00
    50 - 99 $14.50
    100 - 249 $14.00
    250+ $13.50
  • SCL-90 R Spanish Mail-In Scoring Profile Reports
    05666
    $8.75
     
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 4 $8.75
    5 - 49 $8.25
    50 - 99 $8.00
    100 - 249 $7.75
    250 - 499 $7.65
    500 - 999 $7.50
    1000 - 2499 $7.35
    2500 - 4999 $7.25
    5000+ $7.00
  • Additional Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • SCL-90-R English Audio CD
    05676
    $58.00
     
  • SCL-90 R Spanish Audio CD
    05677
    $60.00
     
    Sold Separately
 
 
 
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