Barnes Akathisia Scale

Barnes Akathisia Scale

The Barnes Akathisia Scale (commonly known as BAS or BARS) is a rating scale that is administered by physicians to assess the severity of drug-induced akathisia. [cite journal |author=Barnes TR |title=A rating scale for drug-induced akathisia |journal=The British Journal of Psychiatry |volume=154 |issue= |pages=672–6 |year=1989 |pmid=2574607 |doi=] The Barnes Akathisia Scale is the most widely used rating scale for akathisia. This scale includes objective and subjective items such as the level of the patient's restlessness.


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