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Psychosocial and Behavioral Instruments

Searching for information about specific instruments can be a laborious process. The Psychosocial and Behavioral Instruments Repository, housed in the ORS and created under the guidance of the UF-CON Research and Evaluation Committee, contains copies of instruments that researchers in the UF College of Nursing have either used or evaluated for nursing research. It is meant to serve as a resource for UF-CON researchers seeking instruments that may be useful in their own work.

The table below is an alphabetical listing of the instruments contained in the Repository along with additional instruments that College researchers have used or evaluated. Please contact the faculty member(s) listed in the second column for questions about the instruments. An X in the third column indicates that a hard copy of the instrument is available for review in the Repository. Information about validity and reliability for some of these instruments is also available in the ORS. ( Note: Hard copies of the instruments are available for review only. They may not be photocopied or used for any purpose other than review without the explicit permission of the developer or publisher.)

To access the hard copy of a particular instrument or to add or remove an instrument from the Repository or table, contact the ORS office manager.

The following links may also be useful to researchers in search of appropriate instruments:

Finding Information About Psychological Tests: A guide created by the American Psychological Association for locating and using published and unpublished psychological instruments.

Patient Assessed Health Instruments (PHI): The PHI website is designed to inform the selection of patient-assessed health instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules and rating scales that measure states of health and illness from the patient’s perspective) through the provision of a bibliographic database, selection criteria, published reports and relevant links.

Clearinghouse on Environmental and Student-Development Assessment Instruments: A searchable database sponsored by the Commission on Assessment for Student Development of the American College Personnel Association. Contents vary from brief descriptions of assessment instruments and the addresses used to acquire the instruments to full descriptions of the instruments and brief reviews.