Behavioral Activity Rating Scale (BARS)Click Thumbnail to Review
Behavioral Activity Rating Scale (BARS)
Description and Context of Use:
The BARS is used to assess behavioral activity in patients with psychosis.
Population age range:
Number of items:
Since the start of treatment
5-point Likert scale
Clinician-rated; Paper and pen
> 5 minutes
Swift RH, Harrington EP, Cappelleri JC, et al. Validation of the Behavioral Activity Rating Scale (BARS): a novel measure of activity in agitated patients. Journal of Psychiatric Research 2002: 36: 87-95."