Volume one contains abstracts describing 976 measures developed between 1929-1986. The abstracts of 367 measures in volume two cover the period 1987-1996. Areas covered include dimensions of family/marital interaction, intimacy and family values, parenthood, and roles and power. Volume three includes 168 selected examples of actual instruments described in the two volumes of abstracts.
The text covers instruments, questionnaires, and concepts across a variety of domains including elder abuse, social support, dementia, substance use and abuse, assessment of daily living, adherence to medical treatment, and many other areas.
Introductory chapters in part one address the nature of measures and limitations in their use, psychometric properties of measures, and ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic factors that influence the use and interpretation of measures. The remaining chapters cover measures organized by domain. Information provided includes descriptive summaries and psychometric properties, practical issues, clinical utility, references and suggested readings.
The fourth edition of this essential resource has dozens of new scales as well as updated information for existing instruments, expanding and cementing its utility for members of all the helping professions, including psychology, social work, psychiatry, counseling, nursing, and medicine. Eachinstrument is reproduced in its entirety and critiqued by the editors, who provide This first volume covers measures for use with couples, families, and children.
The second volume focuses on scales for use with adults.
Measuring Health by Ian McDowellWorldwide economic constraints on health care systems have highlighted the importance of evidence-based medicine and evidence-based health policy. The resulting clinical trials and health services research studies require instruments to monitor the outcomes of care and the output of thehealth system. However, the over-abundance of competing measurement scales can make choosing a measure difficult at best. Measuring Health provides in-depth reviews of over 100 of the leading health measurement tools and serves as a guide for choosing among them.LNow in its third edition, thisbook provides a critical overview of the field of health measurement, with a technical introduction and discussion of the history and future directions for the field. This latest edition updates the information on each of the measures previously reviewed, and includes a complete new chapter onanxiety measurement to accompany the one on depression. It has also added new instruments to those previously reviewed in each of the chapters in the book.LChapters cover measurements of physical disability, social health, psychological well-being, anxiety, depression, mental status testing, pain,general health status and quality of life. Each chapter presents a tabular comparison of the quality of the instruments reviewed, followed by a detailed description of each method, covering its purpose and conceptual basis, its reliability and validity and, where possible, shows a copy of theactual scale. To ensure accuracy of the information, each review has been approved by the original author of each instrument or by an acknowledged expert.
This book is a compendium of positive psychological constructs and related measures. Chapters cover cognitive, emotional, interpersonal, religious and philosophical models. Nineteen complete instruments are included, although many others are discussed.
This updated source contains 116 psychiatric rating scales that can be applied in a variety of clinical and/or research settings. The scales are grouped into three broad categories: psychiatric diagnoses, functional domains, and scales for specific populations. Entries include an overview of the scale, general applications, selected psychometric properties, references to journals and/or books that discuss the scale and/or utilize the scale, copyright information, and time to complete the scale. The scale is reproduced if permission has been granted.
This three volume series reviews over 400 instruments, and 298 actual instruments are included. The three volumes cover clinical/social psychology, social roles and social participation, and health, program evaluation and demography.
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