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Girl's health Enrichment Multi-site Studies (GEMS)

The Girls health Enrichment Multi-site Studies (GEMS) was an obesity prevention research initiative supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), with a target population of young African-American girls.

"Interventions included a 24-month period and core follow-up evaluations performed at baseline, and at 12 and 24 months following randomization. Body-mass index (BMI) was the primary endpoint in all four studies. Secondary outcomes include anthropometric measures (e.g., waist circumference), measures of physical activity (recalled and recorded directly), diet...

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Baranowski T, Baranowski JC, Cullen KW, Thompson DI, Nicklas T, Zakeri I, Rochon J.

Studies to Treat Or Prevent Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes - Fruit, Juice, & Vegetable Self-Efficacy (STOPP-T2D BCM-FJV SE)

A burgeoning concern among health care researchers and interventionists is the surge in incidence of type 2 diabetes in youth both in the US and overseas. "Knowing the consequences of type 2 diabetes in adults for micro- and macro-vascular disease progression, and knowing the impact of adequate treatment and management on those consequences, medical science seeks to broaden the scope of research to include this neglected and increasing population of patients.
HEALTHY was conducted in 42 middle schools at 7 field centers. Schools were randomized to either the intervention or control....

Author of Tool: 
Baranowski T, Cooper DM, Harrell J, Hirst K (Principal Investigator), Kaufman FR, Goran M, Resnicow K

Five A Day Achievement Badge, and Fit for Life Achievement Badge for Boy Scouts of America (11-14 year olds): Measures

The 5 A Day and Fit for Life Boy Scout badge project is sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

Author of Tool: 
Baranowski et al.

Squire's Quest! Measures

Fruit, juice, and vegetable (FJV) consumption among elementary level children is worryingly low. Initiatives are warranted to enable children to increase FJV intake. Individually-oriented psycho-educational multimedia assists the delivery of interventions and utilizes known behavior change principles. Baranowksi and colleagues have developed measures to address and measure behaviour and attitudinal constructs related to FVJ behavior change.

Author of Tool: 
Baranowski et al.

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...

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

TEAM- Team Emergency Assessment Measure

This research developed a valid, reliable, and feasible teamwork assessment measure for emergency resuscitation team performance. Although generic and profession specific team performance assessment measures are available (e.g. anaesthetics) there are no specific measures for the assessment of emergency resuscitation team performance.
METHODS:The instrument was developed and tested with senior nursing and medical students in the stages listed in the section below.
Conclusion: The final 12 item (11 specific and 1 global rating) are rated using a five-point scale and cover three...

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Cooper S, Cant R, Porter J, Sellick K, Somers G, Kinsman L, Nestel D.

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...

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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

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