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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.

Personal Growth Initiative Scale (PGIS)

Personal growth initiative is a person's active and intentional involvement in changing and developing as a person. The PGIS consists of nine items that are rated on a Likert scale from 1 = Strongly Disagree to 6 = Strongly Agree. Item scores are summed to obtain a total PGI score. There is evidence that the PGIS is strongly positively related to psychological well-being and negatively related to psychological distress.

Author of Tool: 
Christine Robitschek, Ph.D.

Personal Growth Initiative Scale II (PGIS-II)

The Personal Growth Initiative Scale-II (PGIS-II), includes 4 subscales: Readiness for Change, Planfulness, Using Resources, and Intentional Behavior.

Author of Tool: 
Robitschek, C., Ashton, M. W., Spering, C. C., Geiger, N., Byers, D., Schotts, G. C., & Thoen, M

The Silver Lining Questionnaire

Author of Tool: 
Samantha C. Sodergren and Michael E. Hyland

Spiritual Connection Questionnaire (SCQ-48)

Author of Tool: 
Wheeler, P. and Hyland, M. E.

Lung Information Needs Questionnaire (LINQ)

The LINQ measures two types of information needs in patients who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): (a) the patient expresses a need for information, and (b) the patient indicates a behaviour for which there is evidence that this behaviour compromises self-management.

Note that research shows that patients often forget the information they are given. So, if patients report they have not been given information, this indicates an information need, even though the information may have been given before.

Note that the LINQ does not measure patient knowledge, but...

Author of Tool: 
Hyland, M. E., Jones, R. C. M., & Hanney, K.E.

Menopausal Quality of Life Questionnaire

Scoring: The questionnaire consists of positive and negative items. Reverse score the positive ones.

Author of Tool: 
Jacobs, P. A., & Hyland, M. E.

Holistic Complementary and Alternative Health Questionnaire

The HCAMQ is designed to help researchers measure two related psychological variables: attitudes to complementary and alternative medicine and holistic health beliefs. The scale is primarily designed for researchers.

Author of Tool: 
Michael Hyland, George Lewith, & Caroline Westoby

Global Quality of Life Scale (GQOL)

Author of Tool: 
Hyland, M. E., & Sodergren, S. C.

Leg and Foot Ulcer Questionnaire

Author of Tool: 
Michael Hyland, Ann Ley