Tag: instruments

Locating tests, instruments, surveys, etc.

Researchers often want to know to perform a lit review for tests or search for a survey


Use the guide to finding test instruments at http://guides.nyu.edu/tests

from there, click on the tab for Databases for finding info about tests and notice both HaPI and CINAHL and the directions for searching.

For example,

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)

1985-present, with many earlier measures. HaPI indexes the use of tests and measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios, tests) in journal literature in a variety of fields including public health, nursing, psychology, human resources, sociology, and communication.

Search for: readmission*

Results include articles that use a test,  e.g., a Secondary source like this, in which the  Chronic Heart Failure Questionnaire was used in the study:

Rich, M. W., Beckham, V., Wittenberg, C., Leven, C. L., Freedland, K. E., & Carney, R. M. (1995). A multidisciplinary intervention to prevent the readmission of elderly patients with congestive heart failure. New England Journal of Medicine, 333, 1190-1195. https://getit.library.nyu.edu/go/9394025

Results may include the Primary source, the questionnaire itself, published in this study:

Guyatt, G. H., Nogradi, S., Halcrow, S., Singer, J., Sullivan, M. J. J., & Fallen, E. L. (1989). Development and testing of a new measure of health status for clinical trials in heart failure. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 4(Mar/Apr), 101-107. https://getit.library.nyu.edu/go/9394026

the “instrumentation” field in citations is searchable and retrieves similar results, articles that include your keyword(s) in that field, indicating the study used a particular survey or tool.  Directions for searching within the “instrumentation” field in CINAHL are here: http://guides.nyu.edu/c.php?g=276610&p=1845039

Also try PsycINFO, listed.