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Nuclear Teamskills Taxonomy

 

The purpose  was to identify the team skills required by nuclear power plant operations team members. An initial domain familiarization consisted of a review of company documentation; observations in the control room, on-plant and in the simulator; and role interviews. In the second phase, Critical Incident Technique (CIT) interviews were carried out with 38 operations team members on three British nuclear power plants. A total of 314 statements concerned with teamworking skills were identified from the interview data and used to develop the nuclear team skills taxonomy. The...

Author of Tool: 
O'Connor, O'Dea, Flin

Nontechnical skills taxonomy for Officers of the Deck

The Officer of the Deck (OOD) of a U.S. Navy ship is in charge of the safe and proper operation of the ship, and accountable to the Commanding Officer for every event that occurs during his or her OOD watch. An initial set of 17 categories of nontechnical skills were identified from a literature review. A focus group with four qualified OODs used the skills identified from the literature review to develop an initial taxonomy of five categories, each with two or three corresponding behavioral elements. This taxonomy was then used to classify 149 statements concerned with the nontechnical...

Author of Tool: 
Long, O'Connor

The perception of social situations

Author of Tool: 
Nah, Y. H., & Poon, K. K.

Curiosity and Exploration Inventory (CEI-II)

The CEI-II is a 10-item scale with two factors: the motivation to seek out knowledge and new experiences (Stretching; five items) and a willingness to embrace the novel, uncertain, and unpredictable nature of everyday life (Embracing; five items).. The first factor, Exploration, refers to appetitive strivings for novel and challenging information and experiences. The second factor, Absorption, refers to the propensity to be deeply engaged in activities. Respondents rate items using a 7-point Likert-type scale.

Author of Tool: 
Todd B. Kashdan, Ph.D., Matt Gallagher, Ph.D. Paul Silvia, Ph.D.

Guernsey Community Participation and Leisure Assessment (GCPLA)

While The GCPLA is a checklist, it is intended to be used in a semi-structured interview format whereby the service user describes their experiences. If the service user has insufficient language then carers can be used as respondents. The GCPLA produces both quantitative and qualitative data for analysis.

The GCPLA was initially designed to support an individual planning system in the assessment and generation of community participation and leisure needs, and to monitor the outcomes of interventions designed to increase and enhance the individual service user's experience of...

Author of Tool: 
Baker, P. A.

The Maximizing Scale and The Regret Scale

As the number of options available to a person increases so too does the burden of choice. For individuals identified as maximizers, added options pose problems as the individual must consider each and attempt to determine which would lead to the best outcome. When a selection is made, maximizers often feel doubt or a lingering regret.

The maximizing scale contains thirteen items, each rated on a seven point scale from completely disagree to completely agree. These items assess whether a person tends to try and maximize their outcomes or whether they are a satisficer who simply...

Author of Tool: 
Schwartz, B., Ward, A., Monterosso, J., Lyubomirsky, S., White, K., & Lehman, D. R.

Brief Family Distress Scale

Researchers and clinicians often require a quick assessment instrument to gauge the magnitude of distress or crisis experience in families. While excellent measures of stress and coping in families exist, we wanted to develop a measure that could quickly convey meaningful information about a families current crisis situation. The Brief Family Distress Scale (BFDS) was meant to be brief so that even families in severe distress could complete it. The response choices were derived from qualitative interviews with parents of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders or Intellectual...

Author of Tool: 
Jonathan A. Weiss; Yona Lunsky

Walkability Audit Tool

Evidence suggests that most individuals need to get more physical activity. Walking is just one way that individuals can increase the amount of physical activity they engage in. However, many environments are not suitable, safe, or attractive for walking. The Walkability Audit tool assesses the walkability of a workplace. It elicits information on pedestrian facilities, pedestrian conflicts, crosswalks, maintenance, path size, buffers, universal accessibility, aesthetics, and shade. Respondents must also provide information on dangerous or unpleasant elements of the environment, potential...

Author of Tool: 
Dannenberg, A.L., Cramer, T.W., & Gibson, C.J.

The Child PTSD Symptom Scale (CPSS)

The Child PTSD Symptom Scale (CPSS) maps on DSM-IV criteria, and yields a PTSD aggregate score as well as scores on the re-experiencing, avoidance and hyperarousal subscales. The CPSS comprises 24-items, 17 of which correspond to the DSM-IV symptoms. In the first section, answers are on a Likert-type scale where 0 is not at all, 1 is once a week or less/once in a while, 2 is 2 to 4 times a week/half the time, and 3 is 5 or more times a week/almost always. In the second part of the questionnaire, respondents are asked about functional impairment, or how much the problems indicated in...

Author of Tool: 
Edna B. Foa, Ph.D.

Systematic Pedestrian and Cycling Environmental Scan (SPACES) Instrument

The Systematic Pedestrian and Cycling Environmental Scan (SPACES) Instrument is based on a study (Pikora et al., 2006) which collected information related to the physical environment in a 408-km2 area of metropolitan Perth. Hepburn Avenue, Lord Street Beechboro, Point Resolution and the coast form the borders for the area. Approximately 2,000 kilometres of road network were audited during February and March 2000 using SPACES. Some areas were audited twice to act as a quality control measure.

Author of Tool: 
Pikora, T., Giles-Corti, B., Bull, F., Knuiman, M., Jamrozik, K., Donovan, R.

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