Clinical Scales and Measures

Defining The Right Endpoints. Identifying The Right Instruments. Discovering The Right Treatments.

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Supported Clinical Scales and Measures

Alzheimer’s Disease

ADAS-Cog – Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale – Cognitive subscale
ADCS ADL – Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study Activities of Daily Living
ADCS-CGIC – Clinical Global Impression of Change
CDR/CDR-SB – Clinical Dementia Rating Scale/Clinical Dementia Rating Sum of Boxes
CERAD – Consortium to Establish Registry for Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical & Neuropsychology Assessment
GDS – Geriatric Depression Scale
NPI – Neuropsychiatric Inventory
MDS UPDRS – MDS Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale
MMSE – Mini-Mental State Examination


AIMS – Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale
BACS – Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia
BAC App*– Brief Assessment of Cognition Application (iPad based)
BARS – Barnes Akathisia Rating Scale
CDSS – Calgary Depression Scale for Schizophrenia
CGI-S/CGI-I – Clinical Global Impressions – Severity of Illness/Global Improvement
CGI-CogS – Clinical Global Impression of Cognition in Schizophrenia
MCCB – MATRICS – Consensus Cognitive Battery
NSA-16/NSA-4 – Negative Symptoms Assessment- 16 items and 4 items
PANSS – Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale
PSP– Personal and Social Performance Scale
SCoRS*– Schizophrenia Cognition Rating Scale
UPSA –UCSD Performance-Based Skills Assessment (UPSA-2, UPSA-2-VIM, UPSA-2ER, UPSA-B)
VRFCAT*– Virtual Reality Functional Capacity Assessment Tool

* In-house developed, proprietary tools.

Functional Capacity

SCoRS*– Schizophrenia Cognition Rating Scale
UPSA –UCSD Performance-Based Skills Assessment (UPSA-2, UPSA-2-VIM, UPSA-2ER, UPSA-B)
VRFCAT*– Virtual Reality Functional Capacity Assessment Tool

* In-house developed, proprietary tools.

Other Cognitive Measures

ANT– Attention Network Task
CPT – Continuous Performance Test
BAC*– Brief Assessment of Cognition
BAC App*– Brief Assessment of Cognition Application (Tablet)
BAC-A*– Brief Assessment of Cognition in Affective Disorders
BSID– Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development
BP-CoRS* – Bipolar Cognition Rating Scale
BVMT-R – Brief Visuospatial Memory Test – Revised
Clock Drawing Test
COWAT (FAS) – Controlled Oral Word Association Test
CVLT-II – California Verbal Learning Test – Second Edition
DSST – Digit Symbol Substitution Test
Finger Tapping
Verbal Fluency
Grooved Pegboard
HVLT-R – Hopkins Verbal Learning Test – Revised
KABC-Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children
LNS – Letter-Number Sequencing
MASC – Movie for the Assessment of Social Cognition
MiNT – Multilingual Naming Test
MoCA- Montreal Cognitive Assessment
MSCEIT – Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test
NAB Digit Span – Neuropsychological Assessment Battery Digit Span
NAB Mazes – Neuropsychological Assessment Battery Mazes
NAB Memory Modules – Neuropsychological Assessment Battery Modules
RAVLT– Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test
RBANS– Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status
SDMT– Symbol Digit Modalities Test
Symbol Coding
ToPF– Test of Premorbid Functioning
TMT -Trail Making Test A and B
LNS -Maryland Letter Number Span
WAIS III – Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
WASI-II– Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence
WCST-64 – Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (Computerized and Card Versions)
WISC-III –Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
WMS-III/IV – Wechsler Memory Scale
WRAT III/IV – Wide Range Achievement Test
WTAR – Wechsler Test of Adult Reading


* In-house developed, proprietary tools.

Other Clinical Measures

CAI – Cognitive Assessment Interview
CIBIC+ – Clinician’s Interview Based Impression of Change plus Caregiver Input
ESRS– Extrapyramidal Symptoms Rating Scale
HAM-D– Hamilton Depression Rating Scale
MADRS– Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale
M.I.N.I. – Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview
SAS – Simpson-Angus Scale
SF-36 – 36-Item Short Form Health Survey
SFS – Social Functioning Scale
SIPS/SOPS – Structured Interview for Prodromal Syndromes/ Scale of Prodromal Syndromes
SLOF – Specific Levels of Functioning Scale
VABS-II– Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale
YGTSS– Yale Global Tic Severity Scale