Wender Utah Rating Scale – 25 item version (WURS-25)

The Wender Utah Rating Scale – 25 item version (WURS-25) is a self-report instrument that is designed to retrospectively evaluate the presence and severity of childhood symptoms of ADHD in adults (18+; Ward et al., 1993).


Ward, M. F., Wender, P. H., & Reimherr, F. W. (1993). The Wender Utah Rating Scale: an aid in the retrospective diagnosis of childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 150(6), 885–890. https://doi.org/10.1176/ajp.150.6.885 


Brevik, E. J., Lundervold, A. J., Haavik, J., & Posserud, M.-B. (2020). Validity and accuracy of the Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Self-Report Scale (ASRS) and the Wender Utah Rating Scale (WURS) symptom checklists in discriminating between adults with and without ADHD. Brain and Behavior, 10(6), e01605. https://doi.org/10.1002/brb3.1605

Caci, H. M., Bouchez, J., & Baylé, F. J. (2010). An aid for diagnosing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder at adulthood: Psychometric properties of the French versions of two Wender Utah Rating Scales (WURS-25 and WURS-K). Comprehensive Psychiatry, 51, 325–331.

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Kouros, I., Horberg, N., Ekselius, L., & Ramklint, M. (2018). Wender Utah Rating Scale-25 (WURS-25): Psychometric properties and diagnostic accuracy of the Swedish translation. Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences, 123, 230–236.

McCann, B. S., Scheele, L., Ward, N., & Roy-Byrne, P. (2000). Discriminant validity of the Wender Utah Rating Scale for attention-deficit/hyper-activity disorder in adults. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 12(2), 240–24

Stanton, K., & Watson, D. (2016). An examination of the structure and construct validity of the Wender Utah Rating Scale. Journal of Personality Assessment, 98(5), 545–552.

Mackin, R. S., & Horner, M. D. (2005). Relationship of the Wender Utah Rating Scale to objective measures of attention. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 46(6), 468–471. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2005.03.004