Survey responses are mainly categorical, although some items have 4- to 5-point Likert-type scale response choices, and several items are open- ended.
As part of a larger study of bloodborne pathogen risk in non-hospital-based nurses, Gershon and colleagues (2008) developed this measure to collect data from 72 home health care nurses to identify risk of blood/body fluid exposure.
Many health care problems in primary care are stress-related (distress) and do not represent true psychiatric disorder (irrespective of whether DSM-IV criteria for depressive or anxiety disorders are fulfilled). Indiscriminate application of DSM-IV criteria in the primary care setting produces many false positive diagnoses confusing patients and misleading professionals.
In health care practice the 4DSQ can be used to:
- help patients acknowledge mental health issues when presenting with physical complaints,
- assess the overall severity of the mental health problems,...
Religious commitment refers to how much an individual is involved in his or her religion (Koenig et al., 2001). More precisely, a religiously committed person is supposed to “adhere to his or her religious values, beliefs, and practicies and use them in daily living” (Worthington et al., 2003, p. 85). The Religious Commitment Inventory-10 (RCI-10) is a valid instrument that aims to capture the interpersonal and intrapersonal commitment levels of the individual.
The implications of the adult child and parent relationship for adult mental health has been relatively neglected in the adult psychopathology literature.The Parent Adult-Child Relationship Questionnaire (PACQ) was developed out of a need to identify key themes in this filial relationship, and construct a valid measure for its assessment, that is simple to administer and score.
The attitudes toward dating violence scales assess adolescent's attitudes toward male and female use of psychological, physical, and sexual dating violence.
Drawing from earlier friendship questionnaires such as "the Friendship Questionnaire" and the "Friendship Qualities scale", the McGill Friendship Questionnaire – Respondent's affection (MFQ-RA) was designed to measure both feelings for a friend (Positive Feelings subscale) and satisfaction with the friendship (Satisfaction subscale).
While such instruments are already in place for children, there was a need to develop an instrument relevant for diagnoses in adulthood. The instrument is electronic and computer-scorable. In order to avoid false positives, the Adult Asperger Assessment (AAA) criteria are more conservative than the DSM-IV. The AAA includes 23 categorical items, with spaces to include how the symptom manifests in the individual.
The Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) was developed due to a need for brief self-administered instruments to determine an individual's position on the autism-normality continuum.
The Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) was developed due to a need for brief self-administered instruments to determine an individual's position on the autism-normality continuum. The adolescent and child versions allow parents or therapists to complete this instrument on their behalf to determine the presence or absence of traits typical of autism.