Health and Psychosocial Instruments

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Description

Health and Psychosocial Instruments features material on unpublished measurement tools discussed in the journal literature. This material includes questionnaires, interview schedules, tests, checklists, rating and other scales, coding schemes, and projective techniques. Over 2/3 of the tools are in medical and nursing areas such as pain measurement, quality of life assessment, and drug efficacy evaluation. In addition to medical measurement instruments, HaPI presents information about tests used in medically related disciplines including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech and hearing therapy.

HaPI is not a database of the full text of actual tests, but citations to information about tests.

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Alert Service.

Dates covered

1985-present, with many earlier measures covered.

Updating frequency

Quarterly.

Sources

Global in scope, this database contains abstracts from hundreds of leading journals covering medicine, nursing, public health, health professions, psychology, social work, sociology, communication, organizational behavior, and education. Records for primary sources include ordering information through BMDS Instrument Delivery service, when available.

Type of coverage

Index to over 145,000 bibliographic citations, most of which include abstracts.

Print counterpart or
related resources

There is no print counterpart.

Producer/content provider

Behavioral Measurement Database Services (BMDS)

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Ovid