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Adult Inventories-4R


Ages: 12 to 75 Years

Completion Time: Approximately 10-20 Minutes

Reading Level: Fifth Grade (Flesch-Kincaid)

The Adult Inventories are behavior rating scales for DSM-IV and DSM-5 emotional and behavioral disorders among adults between 18 and 75 years old. The Adult Self-Report Inventory-4R (ASRI-4R) is completed by the patient (135 items), and the Adult Other’s Report Inventory-4R (AORI-4R) is completed by someone who knows the patient well. For each multi-item disorder there is an Impairment question (i.e., the degree to which symptoms interfere with the patient’s functioning in social, school, or work settings). The ASRI-4R can be read to the patient by a qualified clinician thus serving as a structured clinical interview. The Adult Inventories can be scored to derive symptom count cutoff scores (based on a diagnostic model) or symptom severity scores (T scores based on a dimensional model). Scoring is quick and easy with user-friendly score sheets. The ASRI-4R and AORI-4R, published in 2008, replace the earlier ASRI-4 and AORI-4, respectively.


The Adult Inventories assess symptoms of the following disorders:  *generalized anxiety disorder  *social anxiety disorder  *schizoid personality disorder  *somatic symptom disorder  *post-traumatic stress disorder  *anorexia  *bulimia  *major depressive episode  *persistent depressive mood  *manic episode  *AD/HD  *oppositional defiant disorder  *conduct disorder  *antisocial personality disorder  *schizophrenia  *intermittent explosive disorder  *dissociative disorder  *borderline personality disorder. There are one or two key symptoms of each of the following disorders:  *specific phobia  *agoraphobia  *panic disorder  *obsessive-compulsive disorder  *motor tics  *vocal tics  *hypochondria  *body dysmorphic disorder  *gender identity disorder  *acute stress disorder  *sleep disorders   *kleptomania  *gambling  *trichotillomania  *pyromania.


The Adult Self-Report Inventory-4R (ASRI-4R) and the Adult Other’s Report Inventory-4R (AORI-4R) are sold separately in packages of 50 checklists. Adult Inventories-4 Symptom Count Cutoff score sheets (package of 50) are included.

ASRI-4R Symptom Severity Profile score sheets (dimensional model) can be purchased for the ASRI-4R Checklist (package of 50; 25 for males, 25 for females). The Profiles present T scores and corresponding raw scores for each diagnostic category with symptom severity cutoff scores for males and females, separately.

The Adult Self-Report Inventory-4 Manual reviews DSM diagnostic criteria and describes research, scoring guidelines, normative data, and clinical applications for symptom count (categorical) and symptom severity (dimensional) scores for adults 18-75 years old.

The Adult Inventories Deluxe Kit contains the following: 50 ASRI-4R, 5 AORI-4R checklists, 50 symptom count cutoff score sheets, 50 symptom severity profile score sheets (T scores), and the Adult Self-Report Inventory-4 Manual.


Adult Inventory subscale scores demonstrate satisfactory test-retest reliability, show a high degree of correspondence with psychiatric diagnoses, and correlate well with other commonly used dimensional scales. An extensive annotated bibliography of research studies that used at least one Checkmate Plus assessment tool to include the ASRI-4 can be accessed here.


The ASRI-4R can be scored to derive four different scores (see also Scoring):

  • Symptom Count Cutoff scores based on the number of symptoms necessary for diagnoses,

  • Symptom Severity scores based on a dimensional model that uses normative data to generate T scores,

  • Impairment Cutoff scores that indicate whether the adult is impaired by the symptoms of a specific disorder, and

  • Clinical Cutoff scores which are a combination of the Symptom Count Cutoff score and the Impairment Cutoff score.

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