Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS)

Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS)

Recommended use
Assessing disability related to the mental health symptoms.


Population (Age range)
18 years and older

Time to administer
5 minutes

Time period covered
1 week

Number of items/version
3 (2012 version)

SDS assesses functional impairment in three inter-related domains; work/school, siocial and family life. Items are scored on a 10-point visual analogue scale, using spatiovisual, numeric and verbal anchors simultaneously.

Sheehan DV, Harnett-Sheehan K, Raj BA. The measurement of disability. International Clinical Psychopharmacology. 1996;11(suppl 3):89-95.

Scale Availability
Freely available