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Caregiver Burden Scale

This caregiver burden scale was developed to assess perceived burden among caregivers of family members with dementia. While everyone who is a caregiver will assist with tasks for their family member with dementia, our previous research found that burden was more than just the number or type of tasks for which the patient required assistance. By obtaining a measure of the caregivers' perceived burden associated with each of 15 possible tasks, we were able to narrow down the source of stress in a way that could lead to effective interventions.

Author of Tool: 
Macera, Eaker, Jannarone, Davis, Stoskopf

The Childrens' Attitudes towards Down Syndrome Scale (CADS)

A major obstacle for individuals suffering from disability is integration into the community. This is made more difficult by discrimination, bullying, and ostricization. In order to prevent this from occurring it is necessary to educate the able-bodied community and make them more aware of the difficulties faces by disabled persons. However, without psychometric tools to measure people’s attitudes towards disability is not possible to measure the effectiveness of educational programs. This is why the Children’s' Attitudes towards Down Syndrome Scale (CADS) was developed.

Author of Tool: 
Gash, H.

The Heroes and Heroines Scale (HHS)

The world is changing rapidly and each new generation is exposed to a new environment. It cannot be known in advance how these changes will affect people’s values, but the effect of these changes can be measured in children after the fact by developing sensitive psychometric tests. The Heroes and Heroines Scale allows a researcher to evaluate what kinds of influential figures are present in children’s lives, and which ones they look up to. Because different heroes and heroines embody different strengths and values, they reveal the values and strengths which children, themselves, value.

Author of Tool: 
Gash, H.

The Adolescent Health and Social Problems Scale (AHSP)

The management of adolescent health and social problems requires that these problems can be detected in the first place. Furthermore, detection alone is not sufficient to address the problems once they are highlighted. For these reasons, the Adolescent Health and Social Problems Scale (AHSP) was developed and validated. Importantly, unlike other similar instruments, the AHSP has shown to be effective in combination with a tailored management program (Wasson et al., 1995). This approach ensures that detection is coupled with an effective follow-up to address the underlying issues...

Author of Tool: 
Wasson, J. H., Kairys, S. K., Nelson, E. C., Kalishman, C., Baribeau, P., Wasson, E., for the Dartmouth Primary Care Cooperative Information Project (COOP)

The Perceived Symptoms and Disability in Asthma Questionnaire. (PSDAQ)

Questionnaires for parents who wish to measure the severity of asthmatic symptoms in their children are widespeard, but no standard instrument exists. The Perceived Symptoms and Disability in Asthma Questionnaire (PSDAQ) was devloped and validated by medical professionals and is easy to use for parents. Although parents' perceptions of symptom severity may not be an ideal measurement, it is commonly the only method available to paediatric researchers and clinicians. The instrument is therefore useful for parents, researchers, or clinicians who require a quick and easy indicator of asthma-...

Author of Tool: 
Usherwood, T. P., Scrimgeour, A., Barber, J. H.

The Sense of Competence Questionnaire (SCQ)

Caregiving is typically unplanned, unpaid work, usually carried out by the relative of a patient. The role of caregiver can be rewarding, but it can also be detrimental to a person’s wellbeing and can put them under a lot of stress, especially for a caregiver who has little experience, and may also be struggling with the added financial burden of providing assistance. The Sense of Competence Questionnaire (SCQ) specifically measures a caregiver’s satisfaction and worries in this regard.

Author of Tool: 
Vernooij-Dassen, M. J. F. J., Persoon, J. M. G., Felling, A. J. A.

The Modern Homonegativity Scale (MHS)

Cases of discrimination, depression, and substance abuse are higher in the gay and lesbian community compared to the general population. Blatant, public displays of homophobia are becoming rarer as people become more informed and educated about homosexuality; however, people’s private attitudes may still show lingering signs of homonegativity due to popular stereotypes and other factors. In order for people’s private attitudes to be measured there must be reliable psychometric tools. This is why Morrison & Morrison developed and validated the Modern Homonegativity Scale (MHS).

Author of Tool: 
Morrison, M. A., & Morrison, T. G.

The Perceived Technology Integration Knowledge Questionnaire for Teachers (PTIKT)

Increasingly, it is becoming important for educators to be able to use and integrate technology into their curricula. In the information age, technological tools are necessary in all almost all areas of commerce and education. Furthermore, these technologies are constantly changing and being updated. Several studies have argued that teachers should not only be aware of such tools, but should also be actively using them within the learning context. The Perceived Technology Integration Knowledge Questionnaire for Teachers (PTIKT) aims to measure this ability among teachers in order that such...

Author of Tool: 
Hosseini, Z., & Kamal, A.

The Finding Meaning Through Caregiving Scale (FMTC)

Caregiving is typically voluntary work carried out by the relative of a patient. Research has tended to focus on the negative aspects of caregiving which can be considerable when a caregiver with little or no experience is faced with the full time care of a patient with specific needs. Additionally, this can be accompanied by financial worries as caregiving is often fulltime work requiring expenditure coupled with a loss or earnings. However, for many, caregiving also provides a sense of meaningfulness, and they derive a sense of wellbeing from knowing that they are performing a vital and...

Author of Tool: 
Farran, C. J., Miller, B. H., Kaufman, J. E., Donner, E., Fogg, L.

The Quality of Life Questionnaire for Japanese School-aged Children with Asthma (QOL-JSCA-v3)

Children who experience asthma can have diminished quality of life due to unexpected attacks, and the general burden of having to manage their symptoms. Because asthma can prevent children from engaging in normal developmental activities, it can also prevent children them from experiencing a sense of achievement which can be derived from these behaviours. For this reason the Quality of Life Questionnaire for Japanese School-aged Children with Asthma (QOL-JSCA-v3) was developed and validated.

Author of Tool: 
Asano, M., Sugiura, T., Miura, K., et al.