Symptom Assessment-45 Questionnaire

Strategic Advantages, Inc.

Technical Information

The SA–45 is scored relative to a normative database of over 18,000 individuals. Data sets from the SCL- 90 of groups of adult and adolescent inpatients were rescored to arrive at raw scored for each of the 11 SA-45 scales and indices. These groups included; 5,317 adult females, 5,854 adult males, 2,889 adolescent females, and 2,331 adolescent males who were admitted to inpatient facilities for behavioral health treatment.  Appendices in the manual provide age-specific and gender-specific inpatient and nonpatient normative data.


Profile Reports

Profile Reports present scores graphically and numerically to summarize the results of each administration, and include a list of responses.
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Comparative Reports

Comparative Reports compare a respondent’s results over repeated administrations. You can compare up to four administrations for the same respondent to track progress. They are free with the purchase of Profile Reports.
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Age Range 13 and older

Administration Self-report

Administration Time 10 minutes

Qualification Level B

  • Handscored
  • Software (administration and scoring)