Psychosomatic Symptoms Scale: manual, normative data and questionnaires


Anita Vulić-Prtorić
Odjel za psihologiju, Sveučilište u Zadru


The manuscript titled Psychosomatic Symptoms Scale (PSS): manual, normative dana and questionnaires have 3 parts: manual with the description, uses of PSS, results scoring, analyses and interpretation, tables  with statistical and normative data, and questionnaires on Croatian, English, German, and Slovene language.

The Psychosomatic Symptoms Scale is screening questionnaire for children, adolescents and adults, that inquires about 35 somatic symptoms and sensations from seven body organ systems: cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular, gastrointestinal, dermatological, pseudoneurological, and pain/weakness. The subjects scored each symptom for frequency and then for the degree to which each symptom interferes with their daily activities (distress). It could be used in clinical assessment, planning and evaluating psychological treatments, counselling and research.

The questionnaire is available in 3 identical forms – first one is for the self-assessment of frequency and distress, second is for the parent report of somatic symptoms in child or adolescent, and the third one is other persons’ report (physician, teacher, etc.) of somatic symptoms in child and adolescent.

The Psychosomatic Scale (PSS), whether in Croatian or in translation, is copyrighted document but you are free to use it without permission or charge by all professionals (researches and practitioners) as long as you give credit to the authors of the scale.

Vulić-Prtorić, A. (2019) Psychosomatic Symptoms Scale (PSS): Manual, Normative Data and Questionnaires. University of Zadar: Department of Psychology, Croatia.



July 24, 2019

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