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Child Mania Rating Scale-Parent Version (CMRS-P)

Bipolar disorder (BD) is now well established as a legitimate and debilitating mental-illness. Less research, however, has been conducted looking at paediatric bipolar disorder (PBD). As a result, less is known about suitable treatments for PBD. In order for these treatments to emerge there must first be valid and reliable psychometric instruments to help researchers and clinicians assess symptomology. This is why the Child Mania Rating Scale-Parent Version (CMRS-P) was developed and validated.

Author of Tool: 
West, A.E., Celio, C.I., Henry, D. & Pavuluri, M.N.

Ferrans and Powers Quality of Life Index- Generic Version (QLI-G)

Quality of life is emerging as an increasingly important construct within the health profession. It has proven to be a valid and reliable marker of patient health and well-being. Ferrans defines quality of life as "a person's sense of well-being that stems from satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the areas of life that are important to him/her". The Ferrans and Powers Quality of Life Index- Generic Version (QLI-G) is a valuable tool in measuring this construct with a large number of citations demonstrating its robustness. Slight variations of the scale are available at the instruement...

Author of Tool: 
Ferrans, C. & Powers, M.

The Brief Hospice Inventory

The biopsychosocial model of health stresses the importance of both the physical and psychological aspects of health. It is now considered useful to monitor such subjective, self-reported constructs as tiredness, depression, well-being, and perceptions of care, alongside more traditional measures of physical symptoms. The Brief Hospice Inventory (BHI) takes 15 minutes to complete and offers a robust measure of these constructs. The inventory is useful in both clinical and research settings.

Author of Tool: 
Guo, H., Fine, P. G., Mendoza, T. R., & Cleeland, C.S.

The Pain Outcomes Questionnaire-For Veterans (POQ-VA)

The Pain Outcomes Questionnaire-For Veterans (POQ-VA) was designed to address the complex, multi-dimensional nature of pain. At the time the inventory was being developed, such a scale was deemed necessary by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in order that effective treatment could be developed. It is not possible to develop these treatments unless an accurate and reliable method of assessing the underlying symptoms exists. For this reason, the POQ-VA was developed and validated over a period of years. It is useful in both clinical and research settings.

Author of Tool: 
Clark, M. E. & Gironda, R. J. (adapted for non-va use by Rachal, K. C.)

The Pain Outcomes Questionnaire-For Civilians (POQ-C)

The Pain Outcomes Questionnaire-For Civilians (POQ-C) was designed to address the complex, multi-dimensional nature of pain. At the time the inventory was being developed, such a scale was deemed necessary by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in order that effective treatment could be developed. It is not possible to develop these treatments unless an accurate and reliable method of assessing the underlying symptoms exists. For this reason, the POQ-VA was developed and validated over a period of years. It is useful in both clinical and research settings. As the Instrument gained in...

Author of Tool: 
Clark, M. E. & Gironda, R. J. (adapted for non-va use by Rachal, K. C.)

The Pain Outcomes Questionnaire-Short Form (POQ-SF)

The Pain Outcomes Questionnaire-For Veterans (POQ-VA) was designed to address the complex, multi-dimensional nature of pain. At the time the inventory was being developed, such a scale was deemed necessary by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in order that effective treatments could be developed. It is not possible to develop these treatments unless an accurate and reliable method of assessing the underlying symptoms exists. For this reason, the POQ-VA was developed and validated over a period of years. It is useful in both clinical and research settings. The short form is perhaps...

Author of Tool: 
Clark, M. E. & Gironda, R. J.

The Treatment Satisfaction Inventory (TSI)

The Pain Outcomes Questionnaire-For Veterans (POQ-VA) was designed to address the complex, multi-dimensional nature of pain. At the time the inventory was being developed, such a scale was deemed necessary by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in order that effective treatment could be developed. It is not possible to develop these treatments unless an accurate and reliable method of assessing the underlying symptoms exists. For this reason, the POQ-VA was developed and validated over a period of years. It is useful in both clinical and research settings. The TSI is one component of...

Author of Tool: 
Clark, M. E. & Gironda, R. J.

The Neonatal Index of Parent Satisfaction (NIPS)

Quality of care is an important construct in helping hospital staff ensure high standards of care. Increasingly, the perspective of the patient is being taken into consideration when quality of care is being measured. The Neonatal Index of Parent Satisfaction (NIPS) is an example of a specific instrument which has been developed and validated in this vein.

Author of Tool: 
Mitchell-Dicenso, A., Guyatt, G., Paes, B., Blatz, S., Kirpalani, H., Fryers, M., Hunsberger, M., Pinelli, J., Van Dover, L., Southwell, D.

TEAM- Team Emergency Assessment Measure

This research developed a valid, reliable, and feasible teamwork assessment measure for emergency resuscitation team performance. Although generic and profession specific team performance assessment measures are available (e.g. anaesthetics) there are no specific measures for the assessment of emergency resuscitation team performance.
METHODS:The instrument was developed and tested with senior nursing and medical students in the stages listed in the section below.
Conclusion: The final 12 item (11 specific and 1 global rating) are rated using a five-point scale and cover three...

Author of Tool: 
Cooper S, Cant R, Porter J, Sellick K, Somers G, Kinsman L, Nestel D.

Memorial Symptom Assesment Scale – Short Form (MSAS-SF)

With the introduction and growing acceptance of the biopsychosocial model of health, it is becoming increasingly common to assess the quality of life of patients before, during, or after serious illness, pain, or surgery. Palliative carers are especially concerned with the well-being of patients who may be suffering from psychological as well as physical symptoms. The effects of psychological processes are now recognised as major contributors to our physical health. For this reason, the MSAS-SF was developed and validated for clinicians who require a quick, accurate, and multi-dimensional...

Author of Tool: 
Chang, V. T., Hwang, S. S., Feuerman, M., Kasimis, B

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