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Finding Tests and Measures

How to locate Tests, Measures, and Assessments in the Social Sciences. Includes information for finding reliability and validity information.

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Websites for Finding Measures


Behavioral Measures Core

According to the website the mission of the Behavioral Measures Core Facility is "to support clinical, prevention and other cancer research by assisting in identifying or adapting existing measures of key behavioral constructs, or if needed, developing new instruments to fit an investigator's research question or target population.

HSRR (Health Services and Sciences Research Resources)

Produced by the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology. Provides information about research datasets and instruments/indices used in Health Services Research, Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Public Health. Includes links to PubMed and to the sources of the instruments when available.
PROQOLID, the Patient-Reported Outcome and Quality of Life Instruments Database
This site is for patient reported outcomes and quality of life assessments. It is divided into two parts: Free access gives basic information about instruments; advanced access is available to members only and offers more complete descriptions, review copies of most instruments, and some user manuals.

RAND Health - Surveys and Tools

All of the surveys and measures listed at this site from RAND Health are public documents. They are available without charge (for non-commercial purposes). Please note: Some of the materials listed are not available from RAND Health. The links listed for these will take you to other websites.

FACIT - Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy

Provides a collection of Quality of Life (QOL) questionnaires targeted to the management of chronic illness. Although cancer is a major focus, there are also instruments for fatigue, treatment satisfaction, spiritual well-being, HIV disease, multiple sclerosis, and other chronic conditions. Sample questionnaires can be downloaded for free; permission for use of the scales in English can be obtained by agreeing to a users agreement and completing the Collaborators' Project Information Form.
City of Hope Pain & Palliative Care Resource Center - Research Instruments/Resources
Includes clinical and research tools addressing quality of life, pain, psychosocial assessment, medical staff knowledge and attitudes, brief pain surveys, palliative care and needs assessments from various sources.

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