Research Instruments at the OHSU Library

Research Instruments Websites

AHRQ:  National Quality Measures Clearinghouse
NQMC is a public resource for evidence-based quality measures and measure sets.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) Screen & Assessment Instruments Database
The ADAI Library is located at the University of Washington and collects research and scientific literature on alcohol and other drug use from all relevant disciplines. Instruments can be found by name or acronym, developer, descriptors, and words in the abstract. Descriptive and psychometric information is provided, and some instruments are in the public domain and can be freely downloaded from the web. A list of all the instruments can also be browsed.

APA:  FAQ/Finding Information about Psychological Tests
Use this website for guidance on finding particular tests.

Depression Anxiety Stress Scales
The DASS is a 42-item self report instrument designed to measure the three related negative emotional states of depression, anxiety and tension/stress.  The DASS questionnaire is in the public domain, and may be downloaded from this website.

Measuring Intimate Partner Violence Victimization and Perpetration: A Compendium of Assessment Tools
This compendium provides researchers and prevention specialists with a set of assessment tools with demonstrated reliability and validity for measuring the self-reported incidence and prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence victimization and perpetration. Although the compendium includes more than 20 scales, it is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of available measures. The information is presented to help researchers and practitioners make informed decisions whenchoosing scales to use in their work.

Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes, Behaviors, and Influences Among Youths:  A Compendium of Assessment Tools - Second Edition
This compendium provides researchers and prevention specialists with a set of tools to assess violence-related beliefs, behaviors, and influences, as well as to evaluate programs to prevent youth violence. If you are new to the field of youth violence prevention and unfamiliar with available measures, you may find this compendium to be particularly useful.  If you are an experienced researcher, this compendium may serve as a resource to identify additional measures to assess the factors associated with violence among youths.

National Quality Measures Clearinghouse
Use this guide to help determine the quality of the measure you are planning to use.

Rand Health -  Surveys and Tools
Over its 40-year history, RAND Health has produced many practical surveys and tools. Many are available below, organized by topic.

Research Instruments Developed, Adapted or Used by the Stanford Patient Education Research Center
Stanford Patient Education Research Center has about 20 years of experience developing, adapting, and testing self-administered scales in English and Spanish for research subjects with chronic diseases.  These scales are here for you to use in your own research at no cost, thanks to funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR).

The Rosenburg Self-Esteem Scale
Made available via the Sociology Department, University of Maryland

Stroke Assessment Scales
From the Internet Stroke Center, find links to many stroke assessment scales.