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