The use of rating scales in psychiatry increased in the late 1950s with the introduction of antipsychotics and antidepressants. Although rating scale are increasingly used in research, only a few scales have been translated and validated in Sri Lankan populations. We searched PubMed, Scopus and Google scholar for rating scales translated and validated for use in Sri Lanka. Through the search strategy detailed above we have identified 55 scales which have been translated into Sinhala and Tamil and used in research with populations in Sri Lanka. Most of the scales have been developed and validated in Western populations. Use of these scales enables comparison of findings from Sri Lanka with those from other countries.
Suraweera, C., Hanwella, R., Sivayokan, S., & de Silva, V. (2013). Rating Scales validated for Sri Lankan populations. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry, 4(2), 16–24. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v4i2.6320