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Rating scales validated for Sri Lankan populations: an update

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C. U. Suraweera ,

University of Colombo, LK
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Department of Psychiatry
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D. P. Yasira,

District General Hospital, Embilipitiya, LK
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V. de Silva,

University of Colombo, LK
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Department of Psychiatry
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R. Hanwella,

University of Colombo, LK
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Department of Psychiatry
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J. Galhenage,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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University Psychiatry Unit
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I. C. Perera

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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University Psychiatry Unit
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Abstract

Rating scales are widely used in psychiatric practice to screen, diagnose, monitor symptoms, and for research purposes. Most scales utilized in psychiatry have been formulated in the West. Many rating scales are limited with regards to local use, as they have not been culturally adapted and validated to the Sri Lankan setting. We searched all relevant publications in journals indexed in PubMed, Scopus, and Google Scholar and dissertations in the Registry of Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo to identify relevant articles containing details on validation and adaption of rating scales for the Sri Lankan setting. We identified 31 scales validated for use in Sri Lanka.
How to Cite: Suraweera, C.U., Yasira, D.P., de Silva, V., Hanwella, R., Galhenage, J. and Perera, I.C., 2020. Rating scales validated for Sri Lankan populations: an update. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry, 11(2), pp.4–12. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v11i2.8273
Published on 02 Dec 2020.

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