The Work and Social Adjustment Scale (WSAS) has for many years been a useful and widely appreciated tool to measure functional impairment in adults with various conditions.
Now we present a youth and parent version of the WSAS, the WSAS-Y and WSAS-P. This is a project that Prof. David Mataix-Cols from KI and our Clinical Research Unit, dr Amita Jassi from the Maudsley Hospital in London, me and other coauthors from Stockholm and London have been working on together and a result of joint efforts from our London and Stockholm clinical research teams.
You can access the first version of the psychometric evaluation as well as the actual scale in Engish and Swedish here: https://psyarxiv.com/f8zev/ . This is a preprint, meaning that this work hasn´t been peer-reviewed yet, but is already available for interested researchers and clinicians. As soon as a new version of the manuscript or the final peer-reviewed article is out, I will let you know on this blog, or on twitter: @fabianlenhard.
The citation of this preprint is:
Jassi, A., Lenhard, F., Krebs, G., Gumpert, M., Jolstedt, M., Andrén, P., … Mataix-Cols, D. (2019, July 3). THE WORK AND SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT SCALE, YOUTH AND PARENT VERSIONS: PSYCHOMETRIC EVALUATION OF A BRIEF MEASURE OF FUNCTIONAL IMPAIRMENT IN YOUNG PEOPLE. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/f8zev