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Preschool PTSD Treatment (PPT)

The manual was created for use in a trial for 3-6 year-old children. Three years of age is about the lower limit at which children can understand and cooperate with CBT techniques. Use with children older than 6 years is possible with adaptations. PPT has similarities with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Sexually Abused Preschool Children (CBT-SAP) (Cohen and Mannarino, 1996) and Trauma Focused Coping (TFC) for 8 to 18 year-old children (March and Amaya-Jackson, 1998).

Author of Tool: 
Michael S. Scheeringa, MD, MPH, Lisa Amaya-Jackson, MD, MPH, & Judith Cohen, MD

Path Environment Audit Tool (PEAT)

To determine how physical characteristics of trails may influence use, reliable and valid audit tools are needed. The Path Environment Audit Tool (PEAT) was developed with design, amenity, and aesthetics/maintenance items. Two observers independently audited 185 trail segments at 6 Massachusetts facilities. GPS-derived items were used as a "gold standard." Kappa (k) statistics, observed agreement and ICCs were calculated to assess inter-observer reliability and validity. Fifteen of 16 primary amenity items had k-values > 0.49 ("moderate") and all had observed agreement > 81%. Seven...

Author of Tool: 
Philip J. Troped, Ph.D., Ellen Cromley, Ph.D.

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

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