Assessment Instruments

Our faculty have developed several resources that have become widely used by other researchers and trainees, and access to these are provided on this page. Please note permitted usage guidelines listed for each of these assessment instruments.

Children and Adolescents

The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Disorders (CABS) program website offers a number of instruments including DSM-5 compatable versions of the Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia (K-SADS) and the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) in several languages.  

Adults

This copyright in this form and variations of the PIRS listed below is owned by the University of Pittsburgh and may be reprinted without charge only for non-commercial research and educational purposes. You may not make changes or modifications of this form without prior written permission from the University of Pittsburgh. If you would like to use this instrument for commercial purposes or for commercially sponsored research, please contact the Office of Technology Management at the University of Pittsburgh for licensing information. All other requests to use or modify this instrument for non-commercial purposes should be sent to Kris DePolo to obtain permission.

Please cite the following reference for the PIRS in any publications, reports, or presentations resulting from its use:

Moul,D.E., Pilkonis,P.A., Miewald,J.M., Carey,T.J., Buysse,D.J.: Preliminary study of the test-retest reliability and concurrent validities of the Pittsburgh Insomnia Rating Scale (PIRS). Sleep 25 Abstract Supplement, A246-A247, 2002.

Access the Daytime Insomnia Symptom Scale.

This copyright in this form is owned by the University of Pittsburgh and may be reprinted without charge only for non-commercial research and educational purposes. You may not make changes or modifications of this form without prior written permission from the University of Pittsburgh. If you would like to use this instrument for commercial purposes or for commercially sponsored research, please contact the Office of Technology Management at the University of Pittsburgh for licensing information.

Please cite the following reference for the DISS in any publications, reports, or presentations resulting from its use.

Buysse,D.J., Thompson,W., Scott,J., Franzen,P.L., Germain,A., Hall,M., Moul,D.E., Nofzinger,E.A., & Kupfer,D.J. (2007) Daytime symptoms in primary insomnia: A prospective analysis using ecological momentary assessment. Sleep Medicine, 8, 198-208.

If you intend to reproduce the article in which the instrument was published, we recommend that you contact Elsevier, Ltd., the publisher of Sleep Medicine. Any questions regarding reprinting of the article should be directed to the Global Rights Department, Elsevier, Ltd., Tel (978) 777-9929; or via at customercare@copyright.com.

Access the Insomnia Symptom Questionnaire.

This copyright in this form is owned by the University of Pittsburgh and may be reprinted without charge only for non-commercial research and educational purposes. You may not make changes or modifications of this form without prior written permission from the University of Pittsburgh. If you would like to use this instrument for commercial purposes or for commercially sponsored research, please contact the Office of Technology Management at the University of Pittsburgh for licensing information.

Please cite the following reference for the ISQ in any publications, reports, or presentations resulting from its use:

Okun,M.L., Kravitz,H.M., Sowers,M.F., Moul,D.E., Buysse,D.J., & Hall,M. (2009). Psychometric evaluation of the Insomnia Symptom Questionnaire: A self-report measure to identify chronic insomnia. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 5(1), 41-51.

Access the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index.

This copyright in this form is owned by the University of Pittsburgh and may be reprinted without charge only for non-commercial research and educational purposes. You may not make changes or modifications of this form without prior written permission from the University of Pittsburgh. If you would like to use this instrument for commercial purposes or for commercially sponsored research, please contact the Office of Technology Management at the University of Pittsburgh for licensing information.

Please cite the reference below for the PSQI in any publications, presentations or reports resulting from its use:

Buysse,D.J., Reynolds,C.F., Monk,T.H., Berman,S.R., & Kupfer,D.J. (1989). The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI): A new instrument for psychiatric research and practice. Psychiatry Research, 28(2), 193-213
(NOTE: The detailed scoring instructions are at the end of this journal article)

Please click here to request permission to use this instrument. 

If you intend to reproduce the article in which the instrument was published, we recommend that you also contact Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd., the publisher of Psychiatry Research. Any questions regarding reprinting of the article should be directed to Permissions Department, Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd., Elsevier House, Brookvale Plaza, East Park, Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland; Fax + 353 61 709100/709101; Tel.+ 353 61 709600; or via email (permissions@elsevier.com).