How can I get a copy of the DAS59/DAS24/DAS Manuals?
You can order directly through this website. Scales cost £0.50p per copy (provided in multiples of 25 copies), and the test manuals are £15 in hard copy, or £10 in electronic copy. Payment is by credit card through Google checkout.
Please note that DAS24, DAS59, and the test manuals for each are supplied on the basis that (1) they will not be subsequently changed, copied or distributed, and (2) you will send us summary data from any research you undertake in order to update our norm tables from time to time.
Can I translate the DAS24/DAS59 into another language?
We would be happy to collaborate with researchers to develop translations of the DAS24 and DAS59. We have a protocol for this which we would expect to be followed which can be downloaded here. In the first instance, however, please contact Dr Moss to discuss the proposal.
I don’t know how many copies of the DAS I am going to need in my project. What shall I do?
For larger scale projects, it may be possible to agree a licence to use the DAS24 or DAS59 for a pre-determined fee over a fixed period, rather than purchase a specific number of copies of the scale. Please contact Dr Moss to discuss this if it is likely to be an issue for you.
Would you like to collaborate in our research
looking at (Condition X) ?
It is quite possible, yes! If not, I am likely to be able to put you in touch with someone else who will. Please contact me with your ideas or initial proposals at
Is there a version of the DAS for children or adolescents?
Not at the moment. There is clearly a need for a means of measuring adjustment in these groups. We are close to the completion of a project developing the Young People’s Appearance Behaviour Checklist (YP-ABC), and will be making more information about this available soon.
How do I cite the DAS in a reference list?
Specific formatting will depend on the style of referencing required by the house style of the relevant publisher.
It is appropriate to cite both the relevant journal article and the appropriate manual. For the DAS59, select the journal article most appropriate for the target audience.
Carr, T., Moss, T., and Harris, D. (2005), The DAS24: A short form of the Derriford Appearance Scale (DAS59) to measure individual responses to living with problems of appearance, British Journal of Health Psychology, 10(2), 285-298
Moss, T.P., Harris, D. & Carr, T. (2004) Manual for the Derriford Appearance Scale 24 (DAS24). Musketeer Press, Bradford on Avon ISBN 0-9548-4680-X
Carr T., Harris D., and James C., (2000) The Derriford Appearance Scale (DAS-59): A new scale to measure individual responses to living with problems of appearance, British Journal of Health Psychology, 5(2). 201-215
Harris, D.L., & Carr, A.T. (2001) The Derriford Appearance Scale (DAS59): a new psychometric scale for the evaluation of patients with disfigurements and aesthetic problems of appearance. British Journal Of Plastic Surgery, 54(3), 216-222
Harris, D., Moss, T.P., & Carr, T. (2004) Manual for the Derriford Appearance Scale 59 (DAS59) Musketeer Press, Bradford on Avon ISBN 0-9548-4681-8
To cite information in this website, please use the format
Derriford Appearance Scale web site, Retrieved [date], from http://www.derriford.info