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Behavioral Health Resource

 

 

 

Behavioral Health best practice encourages the use of validated screening instruments to identify individuals with undiagnosed disorders, to monitor ongoing symptoms severity, and to assess outcomes in clinical practice. Where necessary, Blue Cross of Idaho has obtained permission from copyright holders for use and distribution, and supports clinical quality by making the following validated instruments available for these purposes:

 

 

Instrument:

Description:

Links:

Patient Health
Questionnaire - 9 (PHQ-9)
Self-report instrument: 9 depression
symptoms scored on scale and one
additional question on functional
impairment to screen and monitor
depression symptom severity.

Tool

Instruction for Use 

Patient Health
Questionnaire - 15 (PHQ-15)
Self-report instrument: 15 somatic
symptoms scored on a scale to
screen and monitor for somatic
symptom severity. Derived from the
PRIME-MD diagnostic instrument for
common mental disorders.

Tool

Instruction for Use 

Alcohol Use Disorders
Identification Test (AUDIT)
Self-report instrument: 10-items
identify and monitor adult alcohol
consumption that is harmful or
hazardous to their health.

Tool

Instruction for Use 

Mood Disorders
Questionnaire
Self-report instrument: 13
yes-no questions and two
additional questions derived
from clinical experience and
from the DSM-IV criteria
that screen for a lifetime
history manic or hypomanic
symptoms.

Tool

Instruction for Use 

PTSD Checklist-Civilian
Version (PCL-C)

A standardized self-report rating scale for PTSD
comprising 17 items that correspond to the key
symptoms
of PTSD.

Tool and Instructions for use 
The AWARE Questionnaire (Revised Form) The AWARE Questionnaire (Advance Warning of Relapse)
was designed as a measure of the warning signs of relapse.
Tool and Instructions for use 
SOCRATES: The Stages of Change
Readiness and Treatment
Eagerness Scale
Instrument designed to assess readiness for change in
alcohol abusers.
Tool and Instructions for use