Cross Racial Identity Scale (CRIS)

The Cross Racial Identity Scale (CRIS) is a 40-item scale developed based on the expanded Nigrescence model (Vandiver et al., 2000). The CRIS assesses 6 of the 8 racial identities presented in the Nigrescence theory. Thus, the CRIS consists of six subscales including: assimilation, miseducation, self-hatred, anti-White, Afrocentricity, and multiculturalist inclusive racial identity attitudes. Each […]

Caregiver Activity Scale (CAS)

The Caregiver Activity Scale (CAS) is a 6-item assessment tool developed by Davis and colleagues (1997) designed to measure the time caregivers providing care to their care recipient in a “typical” 24-hour period. The items on the CAS assess activities commonly associated with activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs); […]

Carers Assessment of: Difficulties, Satisfactions, and Managing Indices (CADI-CASI-CAMI)

The CADI-CASI-CAMI indices are a suite of three assessment tools designed to assess how a carer might feel about, view or behave with respect to his or her caregiving circumstances. These assessments were initially developed for use in clinical settings to develop carer burden profiles with the intent to design interventions based on those profiles. […]

Attitudes Toward Computers Questionnaire (ATCQ)

The Attitudes Toward Computers Questionnaire (ATCQ) (Jay & Willis, 1992) is a 35-item measure designed for use in adult or older adult populations. This questionnaire assesses participants’ attitudes clustered in 7 domains: comfort, efficacy, gender equality, control, dehumanization, interest, and utility.Author(s): Jay, G. M., & Willis, S. L.

Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI)

The Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI) is a 20-item measure designed to assess anxiety in late-adulthood (65 and older) populations. It may be administered by a health professional or self-administered. Author(s): Pachana, N., Byrne, G., Siddle, H., Koloski, N., Harley, E., & Arnold, E.

Emotional Support from Others

The Emotional Support from Others scale consists of four indicators of emotional support and is used as an indicator of social connectedness to loved ones. Author(s): Krause, N.

Brief Pain Inventory (BPI)

The Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) was designed to assess pain related to cancer, but has been expanded to assess pain caused by a wide range of conditions. This self report measure has patients rate the severity of their pain and the degree to which it interferes with their daily functioning.   Author(s): Cleeland, C. S.

Bayer Activities of Daily Living (B-ADL)

The Bayer Activities of Daily Living (B-ADL) is a 25-item measure completed by the caregiver or another individual sufficiently familiar with the patient/care recipient. Typically, this measure targets community dwelling patients who suffer from mild to moderate dementia or mild cognitive impairment. Keyword(s): Functional status, activities of daily living Author(s): Hindmarch, I., Lehfeld, H., de […]

Brief Resilience Scale (BRS)

The Brief Resilience Scale assesses the ability to bounce back or recover from stress. Keyword(s): Personality, Intrapersonal processes, resilience Author(s): Smith, B.W., Dalen, J., Wiggins, K., Tooley, E., Christopher, P., Bernard, J.

Brown and Nicassio Coping Strategies

The Brown and Nicassio Coping Strategies questionnaire assesses the coping mechanisms used by chronic patients in the management of moderate to severe pain episodes. It consists of an 11-item Passive Coping scale and a 6-item Active Coping scale. Keyword(s): Coping, pain, chronic illness Author(s): Brown, G.K. and Nicassio, P.M.

Community Healthy Activities Model Program for Seniors (CHAMPS)

The Community Healthy Activities Model Program for Seniors (CHAMPS) questionnaire assesses weekly frequency and duration of various physical activities typically undertaken by older adults. Keyword(s): Activities, physical Author(s): Stewart, A. L., Mills, K. M., King, A. C., Haskell, W. L., Gillis, D., & Ritter, P. L.

Everyday Discrimination Scale (EDS)

The Everyday Discrimination Scale (EDS) is a measure of daily perceived discrimination. Keyword(s): Ethnicity/Race, discrimination Author(s): Williams, DR., Yu, Y., Jackson, JS., & Anderson, NB.

Multidimensional Inventory of Black Identity (MIBI)

The Multidimensional Inventory of Black Identity (MIBI) consists of 7 subscales representing 3 stable dimensions of African American racial identity. Keyword(s): Personality, Intrapersonal processes, identity, ethnicity/race, ethnic identity, minority/minorities Author(s): Sellers, RM., Chavous, TM., Shelton, N., Smith, MA.


The Insomnia Severity Index is a 7-item scale that assesses the nature, severity, and impact of insomnia using a 5-point Likert scale(0= no problem, 4= very severe problem). Additionally, it was designed to monitor treatment response in adults. Keyword(s): sleep/insomnia Author(s): Morin, C.

Timed Up and Go Test (TUG)

The Timed Up and Go (TUG) is a brief measure of mobility/functional status, often in older adults. Keyword(s): instrumental activities of daily living, physical function Author(s): Podsiadlo, D. Richardson, S.

Arthritis Impact Measurement Scale (AIMS/AIMS2)

The Arthritis Impact Measurement Scale (AIMS/AIMS2) is a disease-specific measure of physical, social, and emotional well-being designed as a measure of outcome in arthritis. Keyword(s): Symptoms and syndromes, quality of life, well-being Author(s) Meena, R.F.

Social Provisions Scale

The Social Provisions Scale (SPS) is a 24 item measure assessing six dimensions of social support received within the context of interpersonal relationships: (1) Guidance, (2) Reliable alliance, (3) Reassurance of worth, (4) Opportunity for nurturance, (5) Attachments and (6) Social integration. Keyword(s:) Interpersonal processes, attachment, social support, social competence, social network Author(s): Cutrona, CE; […]

Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS)

The PCS is a 13-item instrument of pain catastrophizing. It asks participants to reflect on past painful experiences and to indicate the degree to which they experienced each of the 13 thoughts or feelings when experiencing pain on a 5-point scale. Keywords: stress and coping, catastrophizing, pain, symptoms and syndromes Author(s): Sullivan, M.

CAGE Substance Abuse Screening Tool

The CAGE is an internationally used clinical assessment instrument for identifying alcoholics. Keywords: Psychological and Psychiatric disorders, alcoholism Author: John Ewing

Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)

The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) is a rapid screening instrument for mild cognitive dysfunction assessing: attention and concentration, executive function(s), memory, language, conceptual thinking, visuoconstructional skills, computation, and orientation. Keywords: Cognition, cognitive status, mental status, mild cognitive impairment

Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL)

The Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) scale is an instrument used to assess independent living skills among older adults. Keyword(s): Instrumental activities of daily living Author(s): Lawton, MP., Brody, EM.

Everyday Cognition (ECog)

The Everyday Cognition Scale (ECog) is an informant-rated questionnaire designed to detect cognitive and functional decline. Keyword(s) Cognition, cognitive status Author(s): Farias, ST., Mungas, D., Reed, BR., Cahn-Weinger, D., Jahust, W., Baynes, K., DeCali, C.

Euro QoL (5D)

The Euro QoL (5D) is a measure of health-related quality of life. Keyword(s): Health, quality of life Author(s): William, A.

Big Five Aspect Scale (BFAS)

The Big Five Aspect Scale (BFAS) assesses distinct, but correlated aspects within each of the Big Five personality traits. Keyword(s): Personality and intrapersonal processes, extraversion/intraversion, conscientiousness, openness, neuroticism Author(s): DeYoung, C.G., Quilty, L.C., & Peterson, J.B.

Balanced Time Perspective Scale (BTPS)

The Balanced Time Perspective Scale (BTPS) is a 28-item measure of time perspective. Respondents can be categorized into 4 categories: Reminiscers, Futurists, Time Restrictives, and Balanced Time Perspective.Keyword(s): Life satisfaction, mindfulnessAuthor(s): Webster, J. D.