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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. 

Author of Tool: 
Hendrick, Hendrick, & Reich

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).

Author of Tool: 
Wolf SL, Catlin PA, Ellis M, Link A, Morgan B, Piacento A.

Four Square Step Test (FSST)

According to the CDC, in 2001, nearly 12,000 people age 65+ died from fall-related injuries. It is apparent that a clinical assessment tool that will detect the complex nature related to balance and falls in the elderly population before, as well as after sustaining a fall, is necessary. One instrument developed to do this is the Four Square Step Test (FSST). This is a timed test, intended to perturb the rapid change in direction while stepping forward, backward and sideways over a low obstacle.

Author of Tool: 
Wayne Dite and Viviene A. Temple

Ashworth Scale /Modified Ashworth Scale (AS/MAS)

In the original Ashworth Scale, resistance to passive movement about a joint with varying degrees of velocity is measured on a scale of 0 (no resistance) to 4 (rigidity). In the modified Ashworth Scale, a 1+ scoring category is added to indicate resistance through less than half of the movement (Bohannon & Smith, 1987).

Author of Tool: 
Richard Bohannon PT, PhD and Melissa Smith, PT

Subjective Sense of Calling in Childrearing Scale

Researchers have suggested that individuals may perceive that they have a calling in life. Coulson and colleagues (2012, p.84) defined a calling as "a strongly held belief that one is destined to fulfil a specific life role, regardless of sacrifice, that will make a meaningful contribution to the greater good". The Subjective Sense of Calling in Childrearing Scale is a 16 item measure that examines the strength of an individuals belief about whether their life purpose was to be a parent. The scale is comprised of three subscales: Life purpose, awareness, and passion. Parental subjective...

Author of Tool: 
Coulson, Oades, & Stoyles

Pregnancy Experience Scale (long and brief versions)

A mother's emotional state during pregnancy has been found to affect child development. Negative emotions have been associated with a variety of undesirable outcomes such as reduced fetal heart rate variability, greater motor activity, disturbances to fetal habituation, spontaneous abortions, shortened length of gestation, pregnancy complications, pre-term delivery, low birth weight, and poorer cognitive and behavioural functioning later in life. Thus, it is important to consider and measure the stressors (both positive and negative) that women experience during pregnancy. The Pregnancy...

Author of Tool: 
DiPietro, Ghera, Costigan, & Hawkins

Romantic Partner Conflict Scale (RPCS)

It has been proposed that when relating to other individuals, conflict is inevitable. There are measures available for investigating conflict in relationships however Zacchilli and colleagues (2009) note several limitations of these instruments including their focus on married couples, individuals in abusive relationships, specific aspects of conflict situations, and the questionnable psychometric properties of some of these instruments. The Romantic Partner Conflict Scale (RPCS) was designed to examine the process of "routine, normative episodes of romantic conflict" (Zacchilli, Hendrick...

Author of Tool: 
Zacchilli, Hendrick, & Hendrick

Satisfaction With Life Scale-Child (SWLS-C)

Gadermann et al. (2010) highlight several reasons why the study of children's life satisfaction is important. These include the development of a greater understanding of children's subjective well-being and its correlates, the monitoring of children's subjective well-being, and for the development of interventions to improve the well-being of children. Gadermann and colleagues (2010) adapted The Satisfaction with Life Scale (Diener, Emmons, Larsen, & Griffin, 1985), one of the most commonly used measures of life satisfaction in adults, for use with children between the ages of 9 and 14...

Author of Tool: 
Gadermann, Schonert-Reichl, & Zumbo

The Food Acceptance and Awareness Questionnaire (FAAQ)

Research has suggested that mindfulness and acceptance are important factors in the development, maintenance, and treatment of obesity and eating disorders. However, few instruments are available that apply the constructs of acceptance and mindfulness to eating behaviour. The Food Acceptance and Awareness Questionnaire (FAAQ) was designed to fill this void. It is a self-report instrument that is comprised of 10 items, each rated on a seven-point likert rating scale that ranges from never true to always true. It consists of two scales: Ability to regulate eating despite urges and cravings,...

Author of Tool: 
Juarascio, Forman, Timko, Butryn, M., & Goodwin

The Coparenting Relationship Scale (CRS)

The Coparenting Relationship Scale (CRS) is based on the conceptual framework of coparenting developed by Feinberg (2003). This framework included four overlapping domains: childrearing agreement, coparental support/undermining, division of labor, and joint management of family dynamics. Feinberg (2003) proposed that coparenting plays a central role in family life and provides essential support and security for parents and children. Research has also found that a relationship exists between coparenting relations and parenting quality. The CRS was designed as a comprehensive self-report...

Author of Tool: 
Feinberg, Brown, & Kan

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