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Please note that some measures are designed to be used for clinical research for outcome
assessment and some measures are designed to be used as a screening tool.

Behavioral Activity Rating Scale (BARS)

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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
Adult women
Number of items
4
Recall Period
Since the start of treatment
Response Scales
5-point Likert scale
Administration Mode
Clinician-rated; Paper and pen
Administration Time
> 5 minutes
References
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."
Original Language
English (US)
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