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Protocol - Psychiatric Symptoms - Frequency

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Description:

The modified Colorado Symptom Index (CSI) is a 14-item, self-report scale designed to assess frequency of positive mood and cognitive symptoms. Items are rated on a 5-point Likert-style scale (Not at all, Once during the month, Several times during the month, Several times a week, at least every day). Each item is scored on a 0-4 scale (not at all = 0; at least every day = 4) and added together to give a score between 0 and 56, with higher scores indicating greater frequency of symptoms.

Protocol:

Modified Colorado Symptom Index

Below is a list of problems that people sometimes have. Please think about how often you experienced certain problems and how much they bothered or distressed you during the past month. For each problem, please pick one answer choice that best describes how often you have had the problem in the past month (30 days).

How often have you experienced these problems?

Not at all

Once during the month

Several times during the month

Several times a week

At least every day

RF

NA

DK

1. How often have you felt nervous, tense, worried, frustrated, or afraid?

0

1

2

3

4

7

8

9

2. How often have you felt depressed?

0

1

2

3

4

7

8

9

3. How often have you felt lonely?

0

1

2

3

4

7

8

9

4. How often have others told you that you acted "paranoid" or "suspicious"?

0

1

2

3

4

7

8

9

5. How often did you hear voices, or hear and see things that other people didn’t think were there?

0

1

2

3

4

7

8

9

6. How often did you have trouble making up your mind about something, like deciding where you wanted to go or what you were going to do, or how to solve a problem?

0

1

2

3

4

7

8

9

7. How often did you have trouble thinking straight or concentrating on something you needed to do (like worrying so much or thinking about problems so much that you can’t remember or focus on other things)?

0

1

2

3

4

7

8

9

8. How often did you feel that your behavior or actions were strange or different from that of other people?

0

1

2

3

4

7

8

9

9. How often did you feel out of place or like you did not fit in?

0

1

2

3

4

7

8

9

10. How often did you forget important things?

0

1

2

3

4

7

8

9

11. How often did you have problems with thinking too fast (thoughts racing)?

0

1

2

3

4

7

8

9

12. How often did you feel suspicious or paranoid?

0

1

2

3

4

7

8

9

13. How often did you feel like hurting or killing yourself?

0

1

2

3

4

7

8

9

14. How often have you felt like seriously hurting someone else?

0

1

2

3

4

7

8

9

Scoring:

Each item is scored on a 0-4 scale (not at all = 0; at least every day =4) and added together to give a score between 0-56, with higher scores indicating greater frequency of symptoms.

Protocol Name from Source:

Modified Colorado Symptom Index

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adult

Participants:

Adults, ages 18 years and older

Specific Instructions:

None

Selection Rationale

The modified Colorado Symptom Index (CSI) is a brief, reliable, and valid self-report questionnaire that captures psychiatric symptoms related to psychosis, mood, desire to hurt oneself and others, and cognition and forgetfulness.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Mental Health Psychiatry Symptom Frequency Questionnaire Assessment Score 5627480 CDE Browser
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Source

Conrad, K. J., Yagelka, J. R., Matters, M. D., Rich, A. R., Williams, V., & Buchanan, M. (2001). Reliability and validity of a modified Colorado Symptom Index in a national homeless sample. Mental Health Services Research, 3(3), 141-153.

General References

Boothroyd, R.A. & Chen, H.J. (2008). The psychometric properties of the Colorado Symptom Index. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 35(5), 370-378.

Fukui, S., Davidson, L. J., Holter, M. C., & Rapp, C. A. (2010). Pathways to recovery (PTR): Impact of peer-led group participation on mental health recovery outcomes. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 34(1), 42-48.

Shern, D. L., Wilson, N. Z., & Coen, A. S. (1994). Client outcomes II: Longitudinal client data from the Colorado treatment outcome study. Millbank Quarterly, 72(1), 123-148.

Protocol ID:

660901

Variables:
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Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Psychiatric Symptoms - Frequency

Release Date:

January 17, 2017

Definition

A questionnaire to assess the frequency of psychiatric symptoms.

Purpose

This measure can be used to assess the effectiveness of interventions in reducing the symptoms of emotional distress in populations with severe mental illness or substance abuse disorders.

Keywords

Early psychosis, symptoms, mood, psychosis, suicide, suicidal behaviors, cognition, forgetfulness, Colorado Symptom Index, CSI