GAD 7 Scoring

Learn how to interpret the General Anxiety Disorder 7 test answers with a GAD 7 Scoring template. Click here for a template and guide.

By Patricia Buenaventura on May 15, 2024.

Fact Checked by Ericka Pingol.

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What is a GAD 7 Scoring Guide?

A is a resource that contains information on how to interpret the scores you obtain from the Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item test (GAD-7). On our GAD-7 scoring guide template, you will see the following:

  • A table with the score and their corresponding interpretations.
  • A space where you can place the client�??s total score and the interpretation according to the table.
  • A dedicated space for any notes you may have.

Printable GAD 7 Scoring

Download this GAD 7 Scoring to assess your client�??s anxiety.

How to use the GAD 7 Scoring:

Step One. Access and Download the Template

To access and download a digital and printable version of the �??GAD-7 Scoring�?� sheet, do either of the following:

  • Click the �??Use Template�?� or �??Download Template�?� button.
  • Search for �??GAD-7 Scoring�?� on Carepatron�??s template library�??s search bar on the website or app.

Step Two. Conduct the GAD-7 Test

Before proceeding with scoring, it�??s best if you conduct the test. If you need a template for the Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item test, click here or search �??General Anxiety Disorder-7�?� in Carepatron�??s template library

Step Three. Interpret the Score Obtained

After you have obtained a score from the test, use the GAD-7 score template to help you interpret the score. 

Step Four. Fill out the Template

So you have records to refer to in the future, don�??t forget to write down the client�??s total score and its corresponding interpretation on the GAD-7 score template. You may also write down your notes, such as the following steps, further testing recommendations, etc. 

Step Five. Securely Store the Template

It goes without saying that since the template carries sensitive information, you must store the completed template at a secure physical location or on Carepatron to limit access only to relevant parties. 

GAD 7 Scorings Example (sample)

We provided a downloadable PDF file of a �??GAD-7 Scoring�?� template you can use as a guide or educational resource. Hopefully, this will give you an idea of how to fill out the template. However, note that the answers provided in the sample are fictional. 

Grab a copy of the sample worksheet by viewing it below or clicking the �??Download Example PDF�?� button. 

Download this GAD 7 Scoring Example:

GAD 7 Scoring Interpretation?

To get a score to interpret, you must have a sum of your client's answers on the Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 test. Afterward, use the scoring sheet template for your GAD-7 scoring interpretation. 

Each score has a corresponding interpretation. Therefore, it's as simple as matching the score to its level of severity of anxiety.


Easy to Use and Understand 

Our template is simple and appropriately labeled, which makes it easy for you and fellow practitioners to use and understand. 


The interpretation guide we obtained is used by practitioners since the creator of the General Anxiety Disorder 7-item test provides it. So, rest assured, your interpretation is reliable and recognized by mental health practitioners in the healthcare industry. 

Accurate Results

Though it�??s possible that you know the score interpretation table for GAD-7, there�??s no harm in having a template where you can write down the client�??s score and refer to the corresponding interpretation to ensure accurate results. 

Digitally Accessible

Our free GAD-7 Scoring and Interpretation Sheet is digitally accessible, which means you can complete and store it on any PDF editor or Carepatron software/app you have on any gadget.

Who typically scores a GAD 7?
Who typically scores a GAD 7?

Commonly asked questions

Who typically scores a GAD 7?

The referring physician, a licensed mental health practitioner who conducted the Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 test on their client, is responsible for scoring the GAD-7 test.

When is a GAD 7 Scored?

It�??s scored immediately after the referring physician conducts the GAD-7 test.

How can a GAD 7 Scoring Sheet help?

The GAD-7 Scoring Sheet can help the referring physician by being a point of reference and document where they can record results and write down any additional notes they may have.

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