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and A Cautionary Note!
You can try to use Google to find a measure (put the full name of the test in quotes), but please remember:
- Anyone can publish on the Web-you need to verify the author's/publisher's credentials; also, has validity and reliability for the measure been established, etc.?
- You may end up in dead-ends, i.e., links to commercially available tools, not full-text.
- Look for permissions to use the measure-someone who copies and puts up a test could be violating copyright.
- Recommended websites-government sites, e.g., CDC, academic departments at higher education institutions, and established policy organizations/think tanks. See the adjacent box.
Measures Freely Available on the Internet
The first four items lead to multiple measures. The remaining items are single, individual measures.
Rand Health-Surveys and Tools
These surveys are public documents, available without charge, for non-commercial purposes. Provided by the Rand Corporation, a nonprofit institution that seeks to improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis.
Self-Report Measures, e.g., COPE, LOT-R
A variety of measures made available by Dr. Charles Carver, University of Miami. For instance, COPE is a measure of coping; LOT-R measures optimism-pessimism;MAQ, a measure of adult attachment qualities.
Depression Anxiety Stress Scales-DASS
Via the Psychology Foundation of Australia
Geriatric Depression Scale
Stanford/VA/NIA Aging Clinical Research Center
Psychological Maltreatment of Women Inventory
Richard M. Tolman, School of Social Work, University of Michigan
Self-Report Attachment Measures
Kim Barholomew, Simon Fraser University
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