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Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly


Clutter Image Rating scale

Purpose : screening for hoarding disorder (HD)


Admin time :  5 min

User Friendly :  High

Administered by : GP or nurse 


Content : three sets of 9 color photographs. Each set depicts a room in the home (living room, bedroom, and kitchen) with varying amounts of clutter (1=least cluttered, 9=most cluttered).

Participants are instructed to rate the level of clutter in the corresponding room in their homes using these photographs.

A score of 4 and above indicates clutter significant enough to warrant clinical attention.


Author : (Frost RO, 2004)

Clutter  Image Rating scale

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cluttered room

This Tool is used in the assessment of Hoarding in Late Life

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Thorny Issues

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This is one of several topics presented in the Thorny Issues sector of this toolkit

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