The global assessment scale. A procedure for measuring overall severity of psychiatric disturbance.

@article{Endicott1976TheGA,
  title={The global assessment scale. A procedure for measuring overall severity of psychiatric disturbance.},
  author={Jean M Endicott and Robert L. Spitzer and Joseph L. Fleiss and Jonathan G. Cohen},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1976},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={
          766-71
        }
}
The Global Assessment Scale (GAS) is a rating scale for evaluating the overall functioning of a subject during a specified time period on a continuum from psychological or psychiatric sickness to health. In five studies encompassing the range of population to which measures of overall severity of illness are likely to be applied, the GAS was found to have good reliability. GAS ratings were found to have a greater sensitivity to change over time than did other ratings of overall severity or… CONTINUE READING

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