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Positive-Negative Relationship Quality (PNRQ) Scale

Rogge and Fincham developed optimized measures of positive and negative relationship quality using a combination of exploratory factor analyses and IRT in a sample of over 1,600 college students. The authors asked respondents to rate their relationships on separate sets of 20 positive (e.g., enjoyable, pleasant, alive) and 20 negative (e.g., bad, empty, lifeless) adjectives, giving similar instructions to those used by Fincham and Linfield (1997; e.g., “considering only the positive qualities of your relationship and ignoring the negative ones, evaluate your relationship on the following...

Author of Tool: 
Fincham, F.D., & Rogge, R.

Partner-Focused Prayer Measure

Because religion and/or spirituality is integral to the lives of a majority of the world population, authors conducted 3 studies on the role of prayer in romantic relationships. Study 1 (N = 375) showed that prayer for the partner predicted lower levels of extradyadic romantic behavior over a 6-week period, over and beyond relationship satisfaction, and initial levels of extradyadic romantic behavior. In Study 2 (N = 83), they used an experimental design to show that participants assigned to pray for each day for 4 weeks engaged in lower levels of extradyadic romantic behavior during that...

Author of Tool: 
Fincham, F. D., Lambert, N. M., & Beach, S. R. H.

Multiple Sclerosis Self-Management Scale-Revised (MSSM-R)

In the development of the Multiple Sclerosis Self-Management Scale-Revised (MSSM-R) we have attempted to create an instrument that addresses both the multidimensional nature of self-management in general, and those aspects of self-management that may be specific to the experience of persons with MS. Recent definitions of self-management consistently highlight its multidimensional nature. Among the most frequently identified dimensions, which we have incorporated in the MSSM-R, are:
(1) Understanding one’s condition and participating in learning about MS;
(2) Managing one’s...

Author of Tool: 
Malachy Bishop & Michael Frain

Quality and Safety Self-Efficacy Scale

Nursing is a caring profession, which practices alongside other disciplines. Communication amongst health care personnel has been implicated in the literature as a cause of most patient errors and sentinel events between 1995 and 2006 (American Association of Critical Care Nursing [AACN], 2005; Dillon et al., 2009; Joint Commission, 2012; Wachter, 2010; World Health Organization, 2007). The majority of nursing programs do not include interdisciplinary or collaborative educational experiences in their curricula (Lavin et al., 2001).

Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)...

Author of Tool: 
Debra A. Simons, Phd, CNE, CHSE, CCM

Logo-Test-R

Unlike most other instruments developed to assess meaning/purpose in life (e.g. Purpose in Life Test, Meaning in Life Questionnaire), the Logo-Test-R does not attempt to directly assess meaning in life by explicit statements about meaningfulness (e.g., I understand my life's meaning) or the lack of it (e.g., My personal existence is utterly meaningless, without purpose). Rather, the Logo-Test-R includes factors contributing to a sense of meaning and symptoms resulting from its absence or weakness. This approach provides a less redundant item pool and more information for practitioners who...

Author of Tool: 
Konkolÿ Thege, Barna (revised version) / Lukas, Elisabeth (original Logo-Test)

Positive and Negative Ex-Relationship Thoughts (PANERT) scale

People often think about their relationship after it ends. Previously, most studies of romantic relationship breakups assumed that people only think about negative memories from their ex-relationship. The authors proposed that individuals also think about positive memories after a breakup, and that thinking about positive memories can also make it difficult to move on from a breakup. They created the PANERT, a 12-item measure, to examine this.

In the scale development paper, results indicated that people think about positive memories and negative memories after a breakup, and that...

Author of Tool: 
Brenner, R.E. and Vogel, D.L.

Fear of Happiness Scale

Author of Tool: 
Mohsen Joshanloo

Fragility of Happiness Scale

Author of Tool: 
Mohsen Joshanloo

The negative and positive affect scale (NAPAS)

Author of Tool: 
Mroczek, D. K., & Kolarz, C. M.

Egan and Carr Body-Centred Countertransference Scale

Author of Tool: 
Jonathan Egan and Alan Carr

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