Instructions & FAQs

Introduction

The DASS is a 42-item self report instrument designed to measure the core symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress. It consists of three self-report scales, each scale contains 14 items, divided into subscales of 2-5 items with similar content. The DASS may be administered either in groups or individually for research purposes. The principal value in a clinical setting is to clarify the locus of emotional disturbance, as part of the broader task of clinical assessment.

Scoring instructions

Scoring template can be downloaded by accessing the following link: DASS scoring template

Interpretation Instructions

Scoring and interpretation instructions are available in the user manual.

User manual

The DASS questionnaire can be downloaded by accessing the following link: DASS response form

The user manual is available for purchase on the DASS website: Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS)