Table 2

Range of severity and frequency of scores for each item

ItemRange of severity; no. of endorsements% of scores above 0
0123
Self-Rating Scale (n = 36)
1. Feeling mad4236388.8
2. Ready to explode10175472.2
3. Yelled at others9204375.0
4. Irritable when touched8187377.7
5. Flying off the handle61611383.3
6. Cloud of anger16116355.5
7. Been rather sensitive9109875.0
8. Quicktocriticize9175575.0
9. Noises seemed louder1589458.3
10. Getting annoyed51310886.1
11. Lost control2555130.5
12. Flood of tension6197483.3
13. Said nasty things1986347.2
14. Things bother me7147880.5
Observer Rating Scale (n = 30)
1. Annoyance4145786.6
2. Anger1225296.6
3. Tension2881293.3
4. Hostile behaviour798676.6
DisagreeAgree
5a. Touch sensitivity201033.3
5b. Noise sensitivity181240.0