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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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