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The Community Balance and Mobility Scale (CB&MS)

Each year up to five hundred thousand new cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are reported in the United States alone. Very often such injuries are accompanied by ambulatory disabilities which can only be overcome with specialized rehabilitation. Without good measurement tools it is impossible to draw accurate conclusions about the true effectiveness of such rehabilitation programs. Therefore, the Community Balance and Mobility Scale (CM&MS) was designed and verified to facilitate effective and systematic measurement of ambulatory skills in patients.

Author of Tool: 
Howe, J. A., Inness, E. L., Venturini, A., Williams, J. I. Verrier, M. C.

Emotional Cognitive Scale (ECS)

Piagetian and neo-Piagetian developmental psychologists believe that childhood is marked by a series of punctuated cognitive developments. This view requires that children of increasingly older age should be ever more capable of managing cognitively demanding tasks. Furthermore, this view requires that some degree of consistency exists in terms of the age at which specific cognitive abilities are developed. The Emotional Cognitive Scale (ECS) was developed to measure childrens grasp of their own emotions by asking them how they think they would feel in a number of given situations....

Author of Tool: 
Wintre, M. G., & Vallance, D. D. A.

The Child Psychosocial Distress Screener (CPDS)

The negative psychological outcomes in children exposed to armed conflict are well documented. In particular, lower income countries have difficulty meeting the mental health needs of their children. To highlight the need for interventions in these countries Jordans, Komproe, Ventevogel, Tol, & de Jong (2008) developed and validated the Child Psychosocial Distress Screener (CPDS). This scale is unique in its brevity and its flexibility; three of the items must be supplemented with probes which relate specifically to the child’s own experiences. These 'probes' are obtained through...

Author of Tool: 
Jordans, M. J., Komproe, I. H., Ventevogel, P., Tol, W. A., de Jong, J. T.

The Clinical Decision Making Survey (CDMS)

Nurses are forced to make difficult decisions when presented with patients who are experiencing pain. Ethical dilemmas can also arise around issues such over-medication, under-medication, and opioid side effects to name a few. It is important to gain an understanding of how nurses make these decisions so that more insight can be gained into the factors influencing those decision making processes.

Author of Tool: 
Ferrell, B. R., Eberts, M. T., McCaffery, M., Grant, M.

Pain Audit Tools (PAT)

Quality palliative care is important in ensuring the wellbeing of those suffering with a terminal illness. One of the primary roles of a palliative care-giver is to be able to make accurate pain assessments. Without sufficient training nurses will struggle to meet the many tough demands they meet. The Pain Audit Tools (PAT) are therefore useful in maintaining a high standard of care and allowing improvements to be made where necessary. It serves as both an educational tool and a quality assessment tool.

Author of Tool: 
City of Hope Pain & Palliative Care Resource Center

Circumplex Scales of Interpersonal Efficacy

The Circumplex Scales of Interpersonal Efficacy (CSIE) is a 32-item inventory designed to complement existing interpersonal circumplex measures by efficiently assessing confidence that one can engage in variety of interpersonal behaviors. The eight 4-item scales of the CSIE appear to have a circumplex structure, adequate internal reliability, and convergent validity with measures of interpersonal values and interpersonal problems

Author of Tool: 
Kenneth D. Locke

Service to Others in Sobriety (SOS)

Giving, helping, volunteering, being of service, unselfishness, goodwill—whatever the term—human beings worldwide engage in generous, altruistic behavior toward others. Although such acts are, by definition, performed without expectation of external reward or reciprocation (Zemore & Pagano, 2009), they nonetheless provide specific benefits to the helper. A growing body of research shows evidence of the health benefits to helpers across the life span. Youths have been shown to enjoy lower levels of disciplinary problems (Calabrese & Schumer, 1986), better values, and educational...

Author of Tool: 
Maria E. Pagano, Amy R. Krentzman, Casey C. Onder, Justina L. Baryak, Jennifer L. Murphy, William H. Zywiak, Robert L. Stout

Collective Self-esteem Scale

Social identity theory as developed by Tajfel and Turner argues that there are two distinct aspects of the self-concept: personal identity and social identity. Although many self-esteem measures are available in the literature, they all focuson  individuals' evaluation of their personal identity, whether in private or interpersonal domains.  The Collective Self-esteem Scale was constructed to assess individual differences in collective, rather than personal, self-esteem, with four subscales (Membership esteem, Public collective self-esteem, Private collective self-esteem, and Importance to...

Author of Tool: 
Luhtanen, R. K., & Crocker, J

Circumplex Scales of Interpersonal Efficacy (CSIE)

The Circumplex Scales of Interpersonal Efficacy (CSIE)  reflects the author's belief that interpersonal and social-cognitive approaches are highly compatible. The key construct of interpersonal theory (the interpersonal circumplex) was used to organize and measure key constructs of social-cognitive theory (efficacy expectancies and subjective values) to predict and understand the interpersonal behaviors expressed and satisfaction experienced in unscripted, dyadic interactions. 

Author of Tool: 
Kenneth D. Locke

Compassionate and Self-Image Goals Scale

Compassionate and self-image goals are defined not by content, but by process; specifically, the intentions one has toward others while pursuing important goals.  When people have self-image goals, they want to construct, maintain, and defend desired public and private images of the self to obtain social goods from others. When people have compassionate goals they want to be a constructive force in their interactions with others and avoid harming others; they consider others' needs, and the impact of their behavior on others.

Author of Tool: 
Crocker, J.

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