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Self Assessment Quiz for Alcohol Use

There are different types of alcoholism that go far beyond an alcoholic who drinks every day. For example, binge drinking is just as dangerous for your body, but involves typically drinking to excess only once in a while, rather than every day. Also, there are functioning alcoholics who manage to maintain a considerably ‘normal’ life

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Five Factor Wellness Inventory (FF-WEL)

The Five Factor Wellness Inventory (FF-WEL) is used to help individuals make healthier living choices by assessing characteristics of wellness. The FF-WEL was developed from the Wellness Evaluation of Lifestyle (WEL) and measures the higher order wellness factor along with five second order factors and seventeen discrete scales. These factors are all measured using 74

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Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)

The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) is a multipurpose instrument used for diagnosis, screening, monitoring and measuring the severity of depression. The PHQ-9 is a self-report tool and incorporates the DSM-IV depression diagnostics criteria along with other leading major depressive symptoms. The PHQ-9 uses the frequency of the symptoms which factor into the scoring severity index.

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Duke Health Profile (The DUKE)

The Duke Health Profile (The DUKE) contains six health measures which are physical, mental, social, general, perceived health, and self-esteem. Anxiety, depression, pain, and disability make up the four dysfunction measurements. This 17-item instrument was derived from the 63-item Duke-UNC Health Profile instrument. The Duke Health Profile (The Duke) is used as a brief technique

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Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey is a school-based survey used to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth. This survey is based on a two-stage cluster probability sample design. The responses of the survey participants are weighted to be representative of all Florida

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The Objectified Body Consciousness Scale (OBCS)

The Objectified Body Consciousness Scale (OBCS) has 24 items, each using a 7-point likert scale from 1 “Strongly Disagree” to 7 “Strongly Agree.” There are three sub-scales. The Body Shame sub-scale assesses shame felt due to one’s body not fitting society’s expectations. Authors Nita Mary McKinley & Janet Shibley Hyde 1996 Reliability and Validity Body

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Symptom Checklist-90 Revised (SCL-90-R)

The Symptom Checklist-90 Revised is a method to evaluate psychological problems and identify symptoms.  This instrument is also used by psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health, medical, and educational professionals for monitoring the patient’s progress or treatment outcome. Participants are required to respond to the 90 items in the Symptom Checklist-90 Revised using a 5-point rating scale. 

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Stanford 7-day Physical Activity Recall Scale (PAR)

The Stanford 7-day Physical Activity Recall Scale (PAR) estimates both work-related and non work-related physical activity. For each day of the past week, participants report the approximate number of hours they slept and spent in moderate, hard, and very hard activity.  The scope of the PAR is meant to include any physical activity ranging from,

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Short Form (36) Health Survey (SF-36)

The Short Form (36) Health Survey (SF-36) evaluates the functional health and well-being of patients. The test consists of 36 questions and requires 10 minutes to administer. The Sf-36 includes a multi-item scale with 8 subscales. A physical summary and a mental summary are included in the test scoring. SF-12 is the reduced version of

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Physical Self-Maintenance Scale (PSMS)

The Physical Self-Maintenance Scale was developed to gauge disability in an elderly people currently in a community or institution for use in planning and assessing treatment.  Items in the scale specifically target observable behaviors. The format the PSMS is first a six item based on the ADL and then eight-items based on the IADL scale. 

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Pain Disability Index (PDI)

The Pain Disability Index is a tool used for measuring the degree of pain a patient is experiencing. The test is a self-report asking patients to rate how much pain interferes in seven areas of life activity: family/home, recreation, social, occupation, sexual, self-care, life-support, and average. Participants use a 0 (no disability) to 10 (total

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Outcome Expectations for Exercise Scale (OEE)

The Outcome Expectations for Exercise Scale (OEE) contains 9 statements rated by participants using a 5-point likert scale from 1 “Strongly Disagree” to 5 “Strongly Agree”. The OEE was made primarily to study older adults with a low expectations of the effects of exercise. If negative or low expectations are found in an older adult,

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Life Closure Scale (LCS)

The Life Closure Scale, or LCS, is an instrument developed for assessing psychological symptoms that occur during the dying process. The LCS focuses on two subscales – self-reconciled and self-reconstructing. Overall, the purpose for the instrument is to describe pain in terminal care groups and the cause for that pain. The LCS test includes 45-items

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Health Status Questionnaire 2.0 (HSQ)

The Health Status Questionnaire 2.0, or HSQ, is a method for measuring health attributes, health status change, and risk of depression.  Eight sub-scales are used as the structure of the test.  This test is used as a close associate for the Short Form Health Survey in creating the OMS (Outcomes Management System) anticipated national database

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General Health Questionnaire (GHQ)

Developed in the 1970s, the General Health Questionnaire is a method to quantify the risk of developing psychiatric disorders. This instrument targets two areas – the inability to carry out normal functions and the appearance of distress – to assess well-being in a person. The format of the full GHQ is 60-item test with a

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Functional Activities Questionnaire (FAQ)

The Functional Activities Questionnaire (FAQ) serves a screening tool for evaluating ADI’s independence. The instrument was intended for community studies of normal aging and moderate senile dementia. In order to take the FAQ, a lay informant (i.e. spouse, friend, or relative) must administer it. The participant most respond to 10-items pertaining to daily tasks needed

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Food Habits Questionnaire (FHQ)

The Food Habits Questionnaire (FHQ) is a 20 item self-report questionnaire that measures food intake habits. Questions are about typical eating patterns over the past month, and are rated on a 4-point Likert scale from 1 “Never or Rarely” to 4 “Usually or Always”, or “Not applicable”. Fat intake is assessed by focusing on four

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Drinking Context Scale (DCS)

The Drinking Context Scale is a self-report measure of the likeliness of drinking excessively.  Testing is based on three factors – convivial circumstances, intimate circumstances, and coping with negative emotion.  A common use for the DCS is to predict the likelihood for young people to drink abusively in certain situations. The scale includes 23 items

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Disability Assessment for Dementia (DAD)

  Developed by Gelinas, the Disability Assessment for Dementia (DAD) evaluates the basic and instrumental activities in daily activities of elderly people with dementia.  The proxy-respondent scale specifically measures daily living tasks in terms of executive functions. A 40-item scale is part of the DAD  which addresses a range of functional domains:  eating, meal preparation,

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Derogatis Affect Balance Scale (DABS)

Developed as a multidimensional self-report mood inventory, the Derogatis Affects Balance Scale (DABS) assesses positive and negative affectivity, affective balance, and affective intensity. Primary use with the DABS is clinically ill populations. In order to complete the measure, 40 single-word adjective items must be answered using a 5-point Likert style scale. Responses can range from

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Comprehensive Trail-Making Test (CTMT)

For the purpose of assessing and diagnosis brain injury, the Comprehensive Trail-Making Test is composed of five visual search and sequencing task sets.  The CTMT can detect problems with the frontal lobe, psychomotor speed, focus, visual search, and sequencing. Participants are asked to complete five items or “trails” which include connect sets of numbers or

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Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (CISS)

The Campbell Interest and Skill Survey created by David P. Campbell is a self-report instrument that measures work-related interest and skills to help guide an individual to a specific occupational area.  The scales of the CISS are based on the individual’s attraction to a career and their confidence in completing those activities.  Counselors, psychologists, and

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Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI)

BSI or Brief Symptom Inventory is an instrument that evaluates psychological distress and psychiatric disorders in people. BSI collects data reported by patients for the evaluation. The test can be used for areas such as patient progress, treatment measurements, and psychological assessment. The test is a 53-item self report scale that uses the 5 point

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Brief Pain Inventory (BPI)

The Brief Pain Inventory evaluates the intensity, quality, relief and interference of pain in cancer patients, and patients’ ideas of the causes of pain.  In addition, it can be used to make outcome predictions for advanced cancer patients. Respondents are asked to use a 0 to 10 numeric scale at. The test consists of 17-items addressing

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Body Esteem Scale (BES)

One of the few available instruments for body esteem, the Body Esteem Scale investigates characteristics in young women and young men related to body esteem.  This particular scale is closely compared with the Body Cathexis Scale. The format for the Body Esteem Scale includes 35 items using 17 items from the Body Cathexis Scale and

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Barthel Index (BI)

The Barthel Index (BI) serves as a measure of daily living activities in relation to personal care and mobility of the patient. The instrument was developed for chronic patients and long-term hospital patients with paralytic conditions, examining their performance before and after treatment. Barthel Index has been used for such tasks as predicting time needed

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Alcohol Use Inventory (AUI)

Developed for the evaluation of the nature and issues with alcohol use by John L. Horn, Kenneth W. Wanberg, and F. Mark Foster, the Alcohol Use Inventory (AUI) is a norm in testing alcohol patterns. Twenty four scales are part of the AUI structure to investigating behavior, attitudes, and symptoms from alcohol use of individuals

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Alcohol Clinical Index (ACI)

The Alcohol Clinical Index (ACI) is a brief measure of alcohol use problems with patients in primary care settings.  There are two parts to this test – Clinical Signs Checklist and Medical History Questionnaire. The first part includes 17-items, whereas the second includes 13-items. A physician or health care professionals are the indented administrators of

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Adolescent Drinking Index (ADI)

Developed specifically for adolescents, the Adolescent Drinking Index (ADI) assesses the degree of an individual’s drinking problem.   The ADI four dimensions of drinking problem symptoms are: loss of control of drinking, social in-targets dictators, psychological indicators, and physical indicators. Participants will respond to a 24-item scale using two Likert style scales. Response can be “like me

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Addiction Belief Scale (ABS)

Developed by Jeffrey A. Schaler, the Addiction Belief Scale (ABS) evaluates the addiction versus the free-will model concept and the confidence with it. This instrument was developed to equal the goals, style of treatment, and temporal demands of treatment of the clients and providers. Participants are asked to respond an 18 item assessment using a

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