Why is the ASR said to have 120 problem items when the item numbers go to 123?

Answer: ASR item 56 includes nine specific physical complaints designated as a through i. Combined with the remaining 111 problem items, this sums to 120 problem items. The item numbers are increased by the 11 socially desirable items, which are not counted toward the Total Problems score. The Total Problems score is computed as the sum of 1s and 2s for the 120 problem items. If a 2 is scored for all 120 ASR items, the Total Problems score would be 240.

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