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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.

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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...

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Hendrick & Hendrick

Relationship Assessment Scale (RAS)

Relationship satisfaction is one of the key areas of relationship assessment. While instruments are available for assessing relationships,  many are long and time consuming and some are only suitable for use with married couples. The Relationship Assessment Scale (RAS) is a brief measure of global relationship satisfaction. It consists of seven items, each rated on a five-point likert scale. It is suitable for use with any individuals who are in an intimate relationship, such as married couples, cohabiting couples, engaged couples, or dating couples. The brevity of the scale increases its...

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Love Attitudes Scale: Short Form

It has been proposed that while some aspects of love are the same in all cases that the experience of love may be quite different for different individuals. Lee (1973) proposed that many different love styles exist.  These include Eros, or romantic passionate love, Ludus, game-playing love, Storge, friendship love, Mania, possessive and dependent love, Pragma, logical love, and Agape, or selfless love.  The Love Attitudes Scale- Short Form was designed as a measure of love-styles and is based on Lee's (1976) love typology. The scale is composed of six 7-item subscales: Eros, Ludus, Storge...

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Hendrick, Hendrick, & Dicke

Brief Sexual Attitudes Scale (BSAS)

Hendrick and Hendrick (1987) developed the Sexual Attitudes Scale to assess multi-dimensional attitudes towards sex. However, the scale was abbreviated and modified to create the Brief Sexual Attitudes Scale (BSAS), an instrument that is more efficient and easier to administer. The BSAS is made up of four subscales: Permissiveness, Birth Control, Communion, and Instrumentality. The 23 items are rated on five-point likert scale that ranges from strongly agree and strongly disagree. 

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Hendrick, Hendrick, & Reich

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...

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Stewart, Hu, Hezel, Proujansky, Lamstein, Walsh, Ben-Joseph, Gironda, Jenike, Geller & Pauls

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...

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Carlson, Lauderdale, Hawkins, and Sheikh

The Screen for Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms (SPTSS)

The Screen for Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms (SPTSS) is a brief screen, not based on a single-reported trauma model, that may aid researchers and clinicians in identifying persons who have high levels of posttraumatic stress symptoms. Items for the SPTSS are designed to closely match the DSM-IV criteria for PTSD except that symptoms are not linked to a particular stressor. Items are written in simple, colloquial language making the instrument suitable for use with a wide variety of populations. Caspi et al. (2007) highlight several advantages of the SPTSS including its not linking the...

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General 5-spectrum measure (GSM-V)

In recent years there has been an increasing focus on the clinical significance of subthreshold conditions and their impact on disability and health care utilization. Linking these conditions to a diagnostic threshold, which typically varies according to the classification system adopted has serious limitations for both clinical and epidemiological investigation of these phenomena. Furthermore, there are symptoms of potential clinical significance that are not mentioned in the diagnostic criteria set and therefore are often ignored. We argued that such symptoms, traits, and behaviors may...

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Paola Rucci

Wolf Motor Function Test (WMFT)

The original version of the Wolf Motor Function Test (WMFT) was designed by Dr. Steven L. Wolf, Emory University School of Medicine (Wolf, Lecraw, Barton & Jann, 1989). It has since been modified by researchers Taub, Blanton, & McCullough from the UAS CI Therapy Research Group. The modified version of the test has also been employed extensively with chronic patients who had suffered mild to moderate stroke (Taub, Miller, Novack, Cook, Fleming, Nepomuceno, Connell, & Crago, 1993; Taub, Crago, & Uswatte, 1998).

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Wolf SL, Catlin PA, Ellis M, Link A, Morgan B, Piacento A.