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Bedimo-Rung Assessment Tools- Direct Observation Instrument to Measure Environmental Characteristics of Parks for Physical Activity (BRAT-DO)

The BRAT-DO is part of a set of assessment instruments, The Bedimo Rung Assessment Tools, designed to measure the physical, social, and policy environments of parks. This particular tool is a direct observation measure intended to visually identify and evaluate the following aspects of parks: 1) Features, 2) Condition, 3) Access, 4) Esthetics, and 5) Safety.

Author of Tool: 
Bedimo-Rung, A. L., Gustat, J., Tompkins, B. J., Rice, J., & Thomson, J.

Inventory of Socially Supportive Behaviors (ISSB) (Long and Short-Form)

The Inventory of Social Supportive Behaviors (ISSB) is a 40-item self-report measure that was designed to assess how often individuals received various forms of assistance during the preceding month. The instrument conceptualises social support as including tangible forms of assistance, such as the provision of goods and services, and intangible forms of assistance, such as guidance and expressions of esteem. Subjects are asked to rate the frequency of each item on 5-point Likert scales (1=not at all, 2=once or twice, 3=about once a week, 4=several times a week, and 5=about every day). A...

Author of Tool: 
Barrera, M., Sandler, I. M., & Ramsay, T. B.

Behavioral Activation for Depression Scale (BADS) (Long and Short Form)

The Behavioral Activation for Depression Scale (BADS) can be used to track changes weekly in the behaviors hypothesized to underlie depression and specifically targeted for change by behavioral activation. It examines changes in the following areas: activation, avoidance/rumination, work/school impairment, and social impairment. The BADS consists of 25 questions, each rated on a seven point scale ranging from 0 (not at all) to 6 (completely). The short-form BADS consists of 9 items rated using the same scale as the long-form.

Author of Tool: 
Kanter, J. W., Mulick, P. S., Busch, A. M., Berlin, K. S., & Martell, C. R.

Team Learning and Psychological Safety Survey

The Team Learning and Psychological Safety Survey is a 24 item measure. Team psychological safety, defined as the extent to which the team views the social climate as conducive to interpersonal risk, is assessed. Internal team learning behaviors, including the extent to which team members engage in behaviors designed to monitor progress and performance against goals and behaviors designed to test assumptions and create new possibilities, and external team learning behaviors, defined as the extent to which team members engage in behaviors designed to obtain information and feedback from...

Author of Tool: 
Edmondson, A.

Patient Safety Climate in Healthcare Organizations (PSCHO)

The PSCHO is a 45 item measure that assesses safety culture in healthcare organizations. Six close-ended demographic items are also included. The PSCHO is comprised of 12 subscales that assess different aspects of safety climate. These subscales are grouped into four categories: hospital contributions to safety climate, work unit contributions to safety climate, interpersonal contributions to safety climate, and other aspects of safety climate. The hospital contributions to safety climate is composed of the senior managers' engagement, organizational resources for safety, and overall...

Author of Tool: 
Singer, S., Meterko, M., Baker, L., Gaba, D., Falwell, A., & Rosen, A.

SafeQuest

The SafeQuest is a safety climate measure designed for use in primary care organizations. It is intended for all members of the primary care team, whether they have clinical or non-clinical roles and whether they are based in a practice or in the community. The questionnaire contains thirty items that are grouped into five sections: 1. Workload 2. Communication 3. Leadership 4. Teamwork and 5. Safety systems.

A guide for making the most of your SafeQuest results is provided below. This is a useful aid in determining how to share and utilise the results of the safety climate...

Author of Tool: 
De Wet, C., Spence, W., Mash, R., Johnson, P., & Bowie, P.

The Facebook Intensity Scale (FBI)

Author of Tool: 
Ellison, N. B., Steinfield, C., Lampe, C.

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 Learning Organization Survey

The authors describe a learning organization as one where employees expertly build, gain, and share knowledge. Within a learning organization, there is a supportive learning environment, specific learning processes and practices, and the leaders encourage and promote learning.

This instrument allows individuals to examine how much learning is going on in an organization. It is divided into three key sections. The first section, Supportive Learning Environment, assesses psychological safety, appreciation of differences, openness to new ideas, and time for reflection. The second...

Author of Tool: 
Garvin, D. Edmondson, A., and Gino, F.

Analytic Audit Tool and Checklist Audit Tool

To understand the relationships between street-scale environments and rates of physical activity, it is crucial to develop reliable methods of measurement. Community audits are commonly used to test the possibilities to walk and/or cycle in the environments. Audit tools were collected from the peer-reviewed literature, the Internet, and via experts from a variety of backgrounds. Two versions of an audit instrument were created: an analytic (with Likert scale and ordinal response choices) and a checklist (with dichotomous response choices) audit tool. Audits were conducted in St. Louis,...

Author of Tool: 
Brownson, R. C., Brennan Ramirez, L. K., Hoehner, C. M., Cook, R. A.

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