Instructions & FAQs


The Symptom Checklist-90-R (SCL-90-R) instrument is a 90 item test that measures 9 primary symptom dimensions and provides an overview of a patient's symptoms and their intensity at a specific point of time. A progress report graphically displays patient progress for up to 5 previous administrations, thus measuring patient progress can be used to monitor change and facilitate treatment decisions. It is available paper-and-pencil, CD, or computer/online administration.

<p>The primary symptom dimensions include: somatization, obsessive-compulsive, interpersonal sensitivity, depression, anxiety, hostility, phobic anxiety, paranoid ideation, and psychoticism. </p>

<p>The global indices include:

Global Severity Index (GSI)- used to measure overall psychological distress, Positive Symptom Distress index (PSDI)- used to measure the intensity of symptoms, and Positive Symptom Total (PST)- used to report the number of self-reported symptoms.


Scoring instructions

There are several scoring options- software, mail-in, manual answer sheets, or online. Please visit their <a href="">Scoring & Reporting</a> page for more information.

Interpretation Instructions

There are a few report options- Profile Report, Interpretive Report, and Progress Report. Please visit their <a href="">Scoring & Reporting</a> page to read more and view a sample of each report.

User manual

This instrument offers online training and webinars, which can be found on their <a href="">Training</a> page. <br> Please visit <ahref="">Pricing & Ordering</a> to order the instrument.