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Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS)

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How to Use

The SDS is a brief, 5-item self-report tool that assesses functional impairment in work/school, social life, and family life. 

How to Score

Total score 0-30 (0 unimpaired, 30 highly impaired)
  • Work/school (0-10)
  • Social life (0-10)
  • Family life/home responsibilities (0-10
Scores of ≥5 on any of the 3 scales; high scores are associated with significant functional impairment.

Sensitivity & Specificity

  • Sensitivity:  83%
  • Specificity:  69%


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