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The Perceived Family Burden Scale (PFBS)

Many scales have been developed for the classification of, and quality of life associated with, mental illness. However, less attention has been paid to the families of mentally ill patients who can also experience difficulty. Many family members in this situation have to take on fulltime roles as caregivers, or at the very least experience they a heightened concern for the well-being of the patient and themselves. To measure this possible burden in relation to schizophrenia, in particular, the Perceived Family Burden Scale (PFBS) was developed.

Author of Tool: 
Levene, J. E., Lancee, W. J., Seeman, M. V.

Youth Quality of Life Instrument - Short Form (YQOL-SF)

The Youth Quality of Life Instrument - Short Form (YQOL-SF) measures generic quality of life in youth ages 11-18 years with and without chronic conditions and disabilities. The short form includes 15 perceptual items measuring the domains of sense of self, social relationships, environment, and general quality of life, developed with Rasch methodology (publication forthcoming).

Author of Tool: 
Patrick DL, Edwards TC

Social Anxiety in University Students

The social anxiety in university students questionnaire was designed to tool to assess levels of social anxiety in stidents in higher education. The tool consistes of eight items of demographic information and 15 items concerned with assessing three facets of social anxiety: a) perceived selfimage, b) perceived social image, and c) perceived peer response of self-image. Responses are obtained using a four point Likert scale.

Author of Tool: 
Shelina Bhamani

The Anxiety and Preoccupation about Sleep Questionnaire

There has been a steady growth in interest in the importance of intrusive and worrisome thinking in the maintenance of insomnia. Given the importance of sleep-related worry in chronic insomnia, it is vital for research and clinical purposes to develop and psychometrically validate measures that specifically pinpoint such worry. Several measures have already been developed and, at least partly, validated. Given the potential limitations of earlier instruments, the Anxiety and Preoccupation about Sleep Questionnaire (APSQ) appears for two reasons to be a promising measure. First, the APSQ is...

Author of Tool: 
Allison G. Harvey and Nicole Tang

The PANAS-X: Manual for the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule

In recent research, two broad, general factors—typically labeled Positive Affect (PA) and Negative Affect (NA)—have emerged reliably as the dominant dimensions of emotional experience. These factors have been identified in both intraand interindividual analyses, and they emerge consistently across diverse descriptor sets, time frames, response formats, languages, and cultures. The PANAS-X: Manual for the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule , is a 60-item, expanded version of the PANAS. In addition to the two original higher order scales, the PANAS-X measures 11 specific affects: Fear,...

Author of Tool: 
Watson, D.

The Symbolic Racism 2000 Scale

The Symbolic Racism 2000 Scale is a modern measure of symbolic racism, described as a coherent belief system combining the following ideas: that racial discrimination is no longer a serious obstacle to blacks' prospects for a good life; that blacks' continuing disadvantages are due totheir own unwillingness to take responsibility for their lives; and that, as a result, blacks' continuing anger about their own treatment, their demands for better treatment, and the various kinds of special attention given to them are not truly justified (see Sears, van Laar, Carrillo, & Kosterman, 1997...

Author of Tool: 
Henry, P.

Acceptance of Modern Myths About Sexual Aggression (AMMSA) scale

Although the construct was introduced during the era of second wave feminism, it was not until 1980 that Martha Burt published the first social scientific examination of rape myth acceptance.This scale design began with the standard definition that rape myths are ‘descriptive or prescriptive beliefs about rape … that serve to deny, downplay or justify sexual violence that men commit against women’ In rape myth methodology prior to the Acceptance of Modern Myths about Sexual Aggression (AMMSA), a minimum stipulation was that rape myths needed to be demonstrably false. Significantly however...

Author of Tool: 
Gerger, H., Kley, H., Bohner G., Siebler, F.

Appearance-based Rejection Sensitivity (Appearance-RS) Scale (Long and Short Form)

Appearance-based Rejection Sensitivity (Appearance-RS) reflects a personality processing system characterized by anxious concerns and expectations about being rejected based on one’s physical attractiveness (Park, 2007). People differ in their sensitivity to rejection based on appearance with unique consequences for mental and physical health, affect, and feelings of belonging. Specifically, Appearance-RS predicts increased symptoms of eating disorders and the tendency to make appearance-based comparisons with others. People high in Appearance-RS who are reminded of a negative aspect of...

Author of Tool: 
Park, L. E.

Preference for Solitude Scale

Past research suggests that solitude can have either a positive or a negative impact on a person′s well-being. How time away from others affects people may depend on the person′s general preference for solitude.  Most research relates wellbeing to the amount of time spent alone, but not about the link between wellbeing an a person's preference for being alone. The Preference for Solitude Scale addresses this.

Author of Tool: 
Burger, Jerry.

Desirability of Control Scale

The desire for control is a general personality trait, relevant to many behaviors studied by both social and clinical psychologists.  Much research and theory suggests that an increase in perceived control is preferred and will result in positive reactions, whereas a decrease in control is not desired and will result in negative reactions. The Desirability of Control Scale is a measure of this desire to control personal scenarios.

Author of Tool: 
Burger, Jerry.

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