The article entitled ‘Collecting Information for Rating Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF): Sources of Information and Methods for Information Collection’ in the journal Current Psychiatry Reviews, 2014, 10, 330-347, is now open for all to view and access.
Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) is an assessment instrument that is known worldwide. It is widely used for rating the severity of illness. Results from evaluations in psychiatry should characterize the patients. Rating of GAF is based on collected information. The aim of the study is to identify the factors involved in collecting information that is relevant for rating GAF, and gaps in knowledge where it is likely that further development would play a role for improved scoring.