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Sexual Self-Disclosure Questionnaire

The Sexual Self-Disclosure Questionnaire (Byers & Demmons, 1999) was used to assess the extent of sexual self-disclosure (SSD) between partners.  Six of 12 items assess how much participants have communicated what they like about a range of sexual activities they have engaged in as a couple (e.g., kissing, touching, intercourse) with their partner; the other six items assess how much they have told their partner about what they do not like about these sexual activities.  Respondents indicate the extent of their self-disclosure on a 7-point scale ranging from nothing at all (1) to ...

Author of Tool: 
Byers & Demmons

The Socially Mediated and Automatic Reinforcer Questionnaire (SMARQ)

The SMARQ has been designed for use with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is comprised of two main subscales- external motivation and behaviours without external motivation- and some additional questions that provide additional insight into a child's interest in socially mediated reinforcers and automatic reinforcers.  The external motivation subscale assesses the child's preferences for socially mediated reinforcers such as food and attention. The respondent must indicate whether the child likes or does not like the presented stimuli and whether these stimuli are used...

Author of Tool: 
Klintwall & Eikeseth

Delinquent Activities Scale (DAS)

The DAS, based in part on the Self-Reported Delinquency Scale (SRD) (Elliott, Ageton, Huizanga, Knowles, & Canter, 1983),  is designed to assess specific delinquent offenses and the contribution of alcohol and marijuana to these occurrences. It is composed of 40 items which describe a variety of misbehaviors and ask the respondent to indicate whether they have ever engaged in the behavior, their age the first and last time they engaged in the behavior, if they have ever engaged in the behavior without drugs or alcohol being involved, how many times the behavior has occurred, and how...

Author of Tool: 
Reavy, Stein, Paiva, Quina, & Rossi

Perceived Parental Acculturation Behaviors Scale (PPABS)

The Perceived Parental Acculturation Behaviors Scale (PPABS) assesses how the parents of the Arab-American respondents have adapted to, and embraced, American culture and society. It is comprised of 20 items, scored using a five point likert scale that ranges from never to always, that assess parents' openness to the American culture and their attempts to preserve their native Arab culture. The items focus primarily on overt behaviors rather than asking respondents about their parents' underlying attitudes. Perceived parental openness is assessed by examining the extent to which parents...

Author of Tool: 
Henry, Biran, & Stiles

Children's Perceptions of Others' Depression Scale- Mother Version (CPOD-MV)

Research has shown that depression in mothers can have an adverse effect on the psychological functioning and development of their children (Goodman, 2007). The Children's Perception of Other's Depression Scale- Mother Version (CPOD-MV) is a 21 item measure that examines children's perceptions of the chronicity, severity, and impairment of their mother's depression. It also assesses whether they feel they are responsible for their mother's depression and whether they feel able to deal with their mother's depression. 

Scores on the CPOD-MV have been found to be significantly...

Author of Tool: 
Goodman, Tully, Connell, Hartman, & Huh

Respect Toward Partner Scale

Researchers have proposed that respect for one another is one of the essential characteristics of an intimate relationship or a marriage. Hendrick & Hendrick (2006) conceptualize respect as an attitude accompanied by emotions, thoughts, and behavior. They also propose that respect consists of equality/mutuality and caring/supportiveness. The Respect Toward Partner Scale consists of six items, each rated on a five-point likert scale from strongly agree to strongly disagree, that seek to examine components of respect such as curiosity, healing, and dialogue.

Author of Tool: 
Hendrick & Hendrick

Perceptions of Love and Sex Scale

Love and sex have most commonly been discussed and studied separately. Given the evolutionary links between these two variables, Hendrick and Hendrick (2002) highlight the need to investigate common perceptions of the relationship between love and sex. The Perceptions of Love and Sex Scale was thus designed to assess laypersons' conceptions of how love and sex are linked in their relationships. The scale consists of four subscales, Love is Most Important, Sex Demonstrates Love, Love Comes Before Sex, and Sex is Declining, and 27 items, each rated on a five-point likert scale that ranged...

Author of Tool: 
Hendrick & Hendrick

OCD Family Functioning (OFF) Scale

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) often has a great impact on family functioning. Parents, and other family members, often become involved in the individual's ritualistic behaviours and family accomodation, either through enabling avoidance or assisting ritualistic behaviours, is very common. The OCD Family Functioning (OFF) Scale is a 42 item self-report questionnaire that consists of three major subscales: family functioning impairment, symptom-specific impairment, and family role-specific impairment. It is designed for use with families of adults and children with OCD. Two versions of...

Author of Tool: 
Stewart, Hu, Hezel, Proujansky, Lamstein, Walsh, Ben-Joseph, Gironda, Jenike, Geller & Pauls

The Global Measure of Equity Scale

According to Equity theory, people perceive a relationship as equitable when they and their partners are getting what they both “deserve” from their romantic and marital relationships. In theory, couples feel most comfortable when their romantic and sexual relationships are maximally profitable, and (considering what they and their partners contribute to their relationship) they are reaping all the rewards they deserve—no more and certainly no less (See Hatfield, Walster, & Berscheid, 1978). Equity has been found to relate to many aspects of relationships and appears to be important...

Author of Tool: 
Traupmann, Peterson, Utne, & Hatfield

Postraumatic Stress Screen for the Cognitively Impaired (PTSS-CI)

Posttraumatic stress symptoms can affect an individual's well-being, functioning, and quality of life. Such effects may be exacerbated for individuals who are cognitively impaired and lack the resources to deal with such symptoms or the ability to communicate with, or seek help from, others. The Posttraumatic Stress Screen for the Cognitively Impaired (PTSS-CI) identified symtpoms of posttraumatic stress and is suitable for use with individuals who are elderly and cognitively impaired, brain injured, or developmentally disabled. Both self-report and observer versions are available. Each...

Author of Tool: 
Carlson, Lauderdale, Hawkins, and Sheikh