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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. 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.
- T. R. E. Barnes, A Rating Scale for Drug-Induced Akathisia, British Journal of Psychiatry, vol 154, pp. 672-676, 1989
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