Finding health questionnaires, scales & tests

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"...[this book] brings together widely scattered information on health measurement techniques; a practical reference guide by Ian McDowell ... it helps readers choose, administer, and score available questionnaires & rating scales. Reviewing 50 measurement instruments, it describes their purpose and conceptual basis, reliability and validity, and shows a copy of the scale." see free PDF
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Last Update

  • Updated.jpg 10 August 2013

Introduction

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  • This guide aims to list starting points for health-related research involving instruments, measures, scales and tests
  • Health-related measures and scales are standardized tools used for a number of purposes in evaluating health, illness, quality of life and a range of behaviours and attitudes
  • Typically, instruments are used to gauge the progress in reaching population health goals, assessing health disparities across segments of the population, and measuring effectiveness of health care interventions for a number of age-related diseases
  • Health measurement instruments are defined by the Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI) database as questionnaires, psychological tests, health status indicators, genetic tests, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/ manuals, inventories, rating scales, projective techniques, and vignettes/scenarios

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Other guides to tests

Key resources

  • publishes the Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print series
  • 25,000 tests and other measurement devices
  • extensive list of scales and PubMed search queries for scales
  • many practical surveys and tools for improving quality of care.

Databases at UBC Library

Monographs at UBC Library

Assessment, measures, questionnaires examples

Relevant subject headings

  1. Health surveys
  2. Social surveys
  3. Health status indicators—Measurement.
  4. Health Status Indicators
  5. Pain Measurement
  6. Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  7. Psychological Tests
  8. Questionnaires

Other rating scales

Health-related quality of life search tips

  • Sensitivity versus specificity - health-related QoL is a specific concept in health technology assessment; it involves measurement, using reliable and validated methods, of functional, social and emotional aspects of health. MeSH and EMTREE headings define quality of life in broad, general terms. Some searches may therefore retrieve a large number of irrelevant references. As more instruments are validated, modified and adapted they are referred to by various abbreviated titles such as: SF-36, SF36, Short-form 36, Shortform 36, MOS 36 & RAND 36. There is an abridged form of the SF-36, the SF-12 (or SF12, Short-Form-12, etc.); texts are useful in identifying freetext variations of relevant terms

Commercial distributors

"...global leader in clinical assessment; ability, achievement, personality, behaviour, speech and language, occupational therapy, and career interests; Wechsler family of assessments, MMPI® tests, Beck inventories, Millon™ inventories, PPVT™-4, Bayley-III® Scales of Infant and Toddler Development®, BASC™ family of products, Kaufman family of assessments, etc..."

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