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 subscale has 5-items and there are 10 filler items. Respondents use a 7-point Likert scale where 1= strongly disagree and 7= strongly agree.   Author(s): […]

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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); for example, the CAS assesses 1) communicating with the person, 2) using transportation, 3) eating, 4) dressing, 5) looking after one’s appearance, and 6) supervising […]

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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. The Carers Assessment of Difficulties Index (CADI) is a 30-item measure. The Carers Assessment of Satisfactions Index (CASI) is a 30-item measure. The Carers Assessment […]

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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.

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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 Jongh, P., & Erzigkeit, H.

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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.

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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; Russell, D.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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