Clinical Scales and Measures

A successful trial begins with selection and preparation of appropriate endpoint measures to ensure that your study starts on solid ground. VeraSci offers a Functional Service Provider (FSP) model for sponsors looking to outsource their scale management needs, leveraging our expertise and established network with test publishers, copyright holders and scale authors.

Scale Management and Development Services:

  • Outcome selection and scale development
  • Feasibility analysis and license procurement
  • Adaptation, pilot testing and cognitive debriefing
  • Collaboration with test authors and content experts
  • Custom study templates for standardized, organized materials
  • Logistical services to ensure that sites have all the materials and devices they need, when they need them

At VeraSci, we seek to provide clients with the scales and measures that best fit their needs to assess symptoms, cognition and functioning:

  • Clinical scales and measures provide global examination, description and diagnosis of a disorder or syndrome and its manifestations. Signs, symptoms, course, severity, functional impairment or ability and etiology are common endpoint measures
  • Cognitive scales and measurements evaluate brain function and dysfunction. Memory, attention, reasoning and speed of processing can all be primary or secondary endpoints in scales in this category
  • Functional Capacity scales and measures focus on the degree to which a disorder affects social, occupational and psychological functioning. Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), independence, social relationships, motor functioning and performance-based skills assessments are commonly assessed in this category

Supported Clinical, Cognitive and Functional
Capacity Scales and Measures

  • ADAS-Cog – Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale – Cognitive subscale
  • ADCS ADL – Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study Activities of Daily Living
  • ADCS-CGIC – Clinical Global Impression of Change
  • AIMS – Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale
  • ANT – Attention Network Task
  • BAC* – Brief Assessment of Cognition
  • BAC-A* – Brief Assessment of Cognition in Affective Disorders
  • BACS* – Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia
  • BARS – Barnes Akathisia Rating Scale
  • BP-CoRS* – Bipolar Cognition Rating Scale
  • BSID – Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development
  • BVMT-R – Brief Visuospatial Memory Test – Revised
  • C-SSRS – Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale
  • CAI – Cognitive Assessment Interview
  • CDR/CDR-SB – Clinical Dementia Rating Scale/Clinical Dementia Rating Sum of Boxes
  • CDSS – Calgary Depression Scale for Schizophrenia
  • CERAD – Consortium to Establish Registry for Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical & Neuropsychology Assessment
  • CGI-CogS – Clinical Global Impression of Cognition in Schizophrenia
  • CGI-S/CGI-I – Clinical Global Impressions – Severity of Illness/Global Improvement
  • CIBIC+ – Clinician’s Interview Based Impression of Change plus Caregiver Input
  • Clock Drawing Test
  • COWAT (FAS) – Controlled Oral Word Association Test
  • CPT – Continuous Performance Test
  • CVLT-II – California Verbal Learning Test – Second Edition
  • DSST – Digit Symbol Substitution Test
  • EDSS – Expanded Disability Status Scale
  • EQ-5D-5L
  • ESRS – Extrapyramidal Symptoms Rating Scale
  • Finger Tapping
  • GDS – Geriatric Depression Scale
  • Grooved Pegboard
  • HAM-D – Hamilton Depression Rating Scale
  • HVLT-R – Hopkins Verbal Learning Test – Revised
  • KABC – Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children
  • LNS – Letter-Number Sequencing
  • LNS – Maryland Letter Number Span
  • M.I.N.I. – Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview
  • MADRS – Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale
  • MASC – Movie for the Assessment of Social Cognition
  • MCCB – MATRICS – Consensus Cognitive Battery
  • MDS UPDRS – MDS Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale
  • MiNT – Multilingual Naming Test
  • MMSE – Mini-Mental State Examination
  • MoCA – Montreal Cognitive Assessment
  • MSCEIT – Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test
  • NAB Digit Span – Neuropsychological Assessment Battery Digit Span
  • NAB Mazes – Neuropsychological Assessment Battery Mazes
  • NAB Memory Modules – Neuropsychological Assessment Battery Modules
  • N-back
  • NPI – Neuropsychiatric Inventory
  • NSA-16/NSA-4 – Negative Symptoms Assessment- 16 items and 4 items
  • PANSS – Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale
  • PSP – Personal and Social Performance Scale
  • RAVLT – Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test
  • RBANS – Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status
  • SAS – Simpson-Angus Scale
  • SCoRS* – Schizophrenia Cognition Rating Scale
  • SDMT – Symbol Digit Modalities Test
  • SF-36 – 36-Item Short Form Health Survey
  • SFS – Social Functioning Scale
  • SIPS/SOPS – Structured Interview for Prodromal Syndromes/ Scale of Prodromal Syndromes
  • SLOF – Specific Levels of Functioning Scale
  • Symbol Coding
  • TMT -Trail Making Test A and B
  • ToPF – Test of Premorbid Functioning
  • UPSA – UCSD Performance-Based Skills Assessment (UPSA-2, UPSA-2-VIM, UPSA-2ER, UPSA-B)
  • VABS-II – Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale
  • Verbal Fluency
  • VRFCAT* – Virtual Reality Functional Capacity Assessment Tool
  • WAIS III – Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
  • WASI-II – Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence
  • WCST-64 – Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (Computerized and Card Versions)
  • WISC-III – Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
  • WMS-III/IV – Wechsler Memory Scale
  • WRAT III/IV – Wide Range Achievement Test
  • WTAR – Wechsler Test of Adult Reading
  • YGTSS – Yale Global Tic Severity Scale

*proprietary tools