Sheehan (SDS) - Sheehan Disability Scale


The Sheehan Disability Scale is a brief, 5-item self-report inventory that assesses functional impairment in work/school, social life, and family life.

Special Instructions

Once the patient has submitted it, you my preview it on the uninitialed documents tab in the EMR. However, do not initial it or it won't later be pulled into your MobileNote.

Scores Produced

  • Total (0-30)
  • Work/School (0-10)
  • Social Life (0-10)
  • Family Life/Home Responsibilities (0-10)


Total: there is no recommended cutoff score, but this score can be used to monitor change over time with treatment

Individual scores of 5 or more on items 1-3 are associated with significant functional impairment


Sheehan DV: The Anxiety Disease. New York, Scribner’s, 1983

Rush JA, et al. Handbook of Psychiatric Measures, 2000 American Psychiatric Association, pp. 113-115


 Sheehan Disability Scale.docx

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