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Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale ASRS

The ASRS is a symptom checklist designed to help healthcare providers measure symptoms consistent with attentional difficulties. A digital ASRS is available in Creyos Health alongside computerized cognitive function tasks and other digitized mental health questionnaires. 

How to Take the ASRS Questionnaire

The ASRS consists of two parts:

Part A contains six questions found to be most predictive of symptoms consistent with ADHD, best used as a screening instrument.

Part B contains the remaining twelve items, which provide additional information about patient symptoms for following up or discussing with patients.


History of the ASRS Questionnaire

The ASRS is a symptom checklist with 18 questions based on the ADHD diagnosis guidelines established in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). It was developed by a World Health Organization work group to be appropriate both for research and as a screener at an individual level.

Reliability and validity are strong when using Part A of the ASRS as a screening tool. Kessler et al. (2007) found high internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and concordance with clinician diagnoses in a sample of U.S. health plan subscribers. The questionnaire’s strong psychometric properties and brevity make it an appropriate and convenient tool in many clinical settings.

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The Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale in the real world

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not only a problem for children—young people with ADHD often grow up to become adults with ADHD, leading to negative implications for education, occupation, marital outcomes, and of course, health (see London & Landes, 2021).

ADHD has been described as heterogeneous, with multiple causes and effects under the same label (see Luo et al., 2019). For these reasons, it is essential to gain as much patient information as possible, including both the self-reported information from the ASRS and objective cognitive data from Creyos Health cognitive assessments.

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