A Children's Global Assessment Scale (CGAS)

David Shaffer, Madelyn S. Gould, James Brasic, Prudence Fisher, Satwant Aluwahlia, Hector Bird

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We evaluated the Children's Global Assessment Scale (CGAS), an adaptation of the Global Assessment Scale for adults. Our findings indicate that the CGAS can be a useful measure of overall severity of disturbance. It was found to be reliable between raters and across time. Moreover, it demonstrated both discriminant and concurrent validity. Given these favorable psychometric properties and its relative simplicity, the CGAS is recommended to both clinicians and researchers as a complement to syndrome-specific scales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1228-1231
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of general psychiatry
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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