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New Health Concerns. Likert scale. Explanations > Social Research > Measurement > Likert Scale Description | Example | Question selection | Discussion | See also Description The Likert Scale is an ordered, one-dimensional scale from which respondents choose one option that best aligns with their view. There are typically between four and seven options. Five is very common (see arguments about this below). All options usually have labels, although sometimes only a few are offered and the others are implied. A common form is an assertion, with which the person may agree or disagree to varying degrees. In scoring, numbers are usually assigned to each option (such as 1 to 5). Example 5-point traditional Likert scale: 5-point Likert-type scale, not all labeled: 6-point Likert-type scale: Question selection Questions may be selected by a mathematical process, as follows: Generate a lot of questions -- more than you need. Discussion The Likert scale is named after its originator, Rensis Likert.

See also Likert, R. (1932). SLEEP/MOOD/ENERGY/MED LOG Daily for Week.


Clinical Assessment Tool Collection - Center for Environmental Therapeutics. CET’s clinical assessment tools were designed and produced by the Clinical Chronobiology and Biometrics Research groups at Columbia University’s Psychiatric Institute. The instruments provide state-of-the-art structured interviews for clinicians to rate the severity of depression (including atypical symptoms) and hypomania, and self-rating versions for patients to complete for clinician review.

In addition, there is a diagnostic interview for atypical depression keyed to DSM criteria for atypical features, and a paper-and-pencil version of the Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire also presented in an on-line automated version on this website. For patients considering light therapy, there is a structured eye-screening chart for completion by optometrists and ophthalmologists, and a sleep log to help in specifying the prescribed interval for light therapy.

For use after treatment begins, we offer a comprehensive questionnaire for monitoring side effects. Self-Rating Version.


Health References. HEALTH Reference Utilized. Well Health Reminders. Edu Test. Urinalyses. Health Publica. Biological Health. Prevalence. Prevalence or prevalence proportion, in epidemiology, is the proportion of a population found to have a condition (typically a disease or a risk factor such as smoking or seat-belt use). It is arrived at by comparing the number of people found to have the condition with the total number of people studied, and is usually expressed as a fraction, as a percentage or as the number of cases per 10,000 or 100,000 people.

"Point prevalence" is the proportion of a population that has the condition at a specific point in time. "Period prevalence" is the proportion of a population that has the condition at some time during a given period ("12-month prevalence", etc.), and includes people who already have the condition at the start of the study period as well as those who acquire it during that period. "Lifetime prevalence" (LTP) is the proportion of a population that at some point in their life (up to the time of assessment) have experienced the condition.[1] Examples and utility[edit] Uses[edit] Experiential avoidance. Experiential avoidance (EA) has been broadly defined as attempts to avoid thoughts, feelings, memories, physical sensations, and other internal experiences—even when doing so creates harm in the long-run.[1] The process of EA is thought to be maintained through negative reinforcement—that is, short-term relief of discomfort is achieved through avoidance, thereby increasing the likelihood that the behavior will persist.

Importantly, the current conceptualization of EA suggests that it is not negative thoughts, emotions, and sensations that are problematic, but how one responds to them that can cause difficulties. In particular, a habitual and persistent unwillingness to experience uncomfortable thoughts and feelings (and the associated avoidance and inhibition of these experiences) is thought to be linked to a wide range of problems.[2] Background[edit] EA has been popularized by recent third-wave cognitive-behavioral theories such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Notes[edit] April Phools. AutoMEQ. Welcome to the Automated Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire1 Our questionnaire gives you advice about your "circadian rhythm type. " There will be 19 questions about your daily sleep-wake habits and the times of day you prefer certain activities.

Answering should take only about 5-10 minutes. As soon as you finish, you will receive personalized feedback. For each question, select the answer choice that best describes you. Base your judgments on how you have felt in recent weeks. 1Prepared by Terman M, Rifkin JB, Jacobs J, White TM (2001), New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 50, New York, NY, 10032. 2Horne JA and Östberg O. AutoPIDS-SA. Michael Terman, PhD, Thomas White, MD, MS, MA, and Janet B.W. Williams, DSW New York State Psychiatric Institute and Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University This online questionnaire may help you decide whether to consult a clinician about depression, whether Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) may be your problem, and whether treatment -- with light, medication, negative air ionization, or psychotherapy -- should be considered.

This is not a method for self-diagnosis, but it can help you assess the severity and timing of certain symptoms of depression. You should answer these questions privately - for your personal use only. You may want to discuss your results with your doctor or therapist, and you will be able to print out your feedback at the end. The Center for Environmental Therapeutics offers you the AutoPIDS-SA, free of charge, entirely confidentially.

AutoSIGH. Welcome to the AutoSIGH. Automated Structured Interview for the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale with Atypical Depression Supplement There are many gradations between major depression, minor depression, feeling blue and feeling normal. Without a clinical assessment, it can be confusing to know where you stand, yet the information is very important for deciding whether to seek help - or if you're already taking a treatment, for monitoring your progress. Here is a unique online solution. The AutoSIGH asks about all aspects of depression, both emotional and physical. There are about 25 questions - the exact number depends on how you answer. The AutoSIGH is anonymous and confidential. The AutoSIGH tells you where you stand right now, this week.

Ple. Human Self. Medica. The Slate Quiz. The Slate Quiz with quizmaster Ken Jennings: Play the news quiz for June 19. At the San Diego County fair this week, visitors sampled an appalling new delicacy: deep-fried Starbucks coffee. And in other food-debauchery news, a swanky hotel in Lucerne, Switzerland, has had such a hard time with guests wasting food that it's resorted to posting photos of starving children next to its buffet. If you're a glutton for knowledge rather than calories, you should have no problem polishing off this week's Slate News Quiz.

Question 1 of 12 The New York Times reported Saturday that the Pentagon plans to deter aggression by deploying heavy weaponry for 5,000 troops where? This would be the first American deployment of heavy equipment against Russian influence in Europe since the end of the Cold War. Question 2 of 12 "Lagotto Romagnolo" and "berger Picard" were added on Monday to what official list? The American Kennel Club added the truffle-sniffing Italian breed and the shaggy French sheep-herding dog as well as the miniature American shepherd.

Question 3 of 12 Question 4 of 12. Bone Densitometry (DEXA, DXA) What is a Bone Density Scan (DXA)? Bone density scanning, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) or bone densitometry, is an enhanced form of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss. DXA is today's established standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD). An x-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. DXA is most often performed on the lower spine and hips. In children and some adults, the whole body is sometimes scanned. Top of page What are some common uses of the procedure?

Click to play video DEXA video (00:01:23) DXA is most often used to diagnose osteoporosis ( The DXA test can also assess an individual's risk for developing fractures. Benefits Risks. Take the photographic memory test. Why do some historical events become fixed in everyone's mind? Discover the secret of flashbulb memory6 Some initial tests have suggested that quite a number of children, and perhaps adults too, have a special ability – something like a photographic memory, called “eidetic imagery”. This allows them to continue to ‘see’ an image, in detail, for a short while even after it is taken away.

Bang Goes the Theory invites you to take part in a short test, which will reveal for the first time just how many people have this talent. There are only 10 questions, so do please try to do all of them, even if you think you are just guessing. If you score highly, it might be a sign that you have a 'photographic memory' - in which case, you'll be asked if you'd like to take part in a more serious study being organised by the University of Iowa.

This test was devised by the University of Iowa Department of Psychology in association with Bang Goes the Theory and The Open University. Are you a defensive Pessimist? Take this quiz to find out! Defensive pessimism is a strategy used by anxious people to help them manage their anxiety so they can work productively. Defensive pessimists lower their expectations to help prepare themselves for the worst. Then, they mentally play through all the bad things that might happen. Though it sounds as if it might be depressing, defensive pessimism actually helps anxious people focus away from their emotions so that they can plan and act effectively. Strategic optimism is typically used by people who aren't anxious. Both strategic optimists and defensive pessimists typically do quite well, but both groups are also vulnerable to situations that don't accommodate their strategies.

People may use different strategies in different situations, and not everyone is either a defensive pessimist or a strategic optimist. Your-Life-Satisfaction-Score - Quizzes. Take any of the following quizzes, all based on scientific research, to learn more about yourself, your emotional makeup, and how you relate to others. The quizzes are also chock-full of practical tips for cultivating positive emotions and stronger relationships. Featured Quiz Empathy Quiz How well do you feel and understand what others are feeling? Social Capital Quiz How strong are your social connections, online and off? Take this quiz now to find out. Grateful Organizations Quiz Does your organization elicit gratitude--or make people feel taken for granted? Take this quiz now to find out. Compassionate Organizations Quiz Does your organization foster compassion or callousness?

Take this quiz now to find out. Connection to Humanity Quiz How big is your circle of concern? Take this quiz now to find out. Stress and Anxiety Quiz Do you feel like you're about to crack? Take this quiz now to find out. Compassionate Love Quiz You might love your partner truly, madly, deeply. Take this quiz now to find out. Emotional Intelligence Quiz. Holland_Code.pdf. Holland Code Assessment. Holland Code Quiz. Genomics. Biology. Temperamental. Enneagrammatica. @ Ack! Seriously? Issues. Water Research. Water Revue. Subjective_Units_of_Distress_Scale_Handout.pdf. Anxiety and Depression Association of America, ADAA | Anxiety Disorders are real, serious, and treatable. Self Assessment | PTSD Association Canada.

Over the years a number of paper-and-pencil tests have been developed to assist clinicians and researchers in evaluating PTSD symptoms. If you have experienced, witnessed, or learned about an event that caused you to feel intense fear or helplessness, then completing these tests will help determine whether you might have PTSD. It is important to keep in mind that your self-assessment won't confirm whether or not you have PTSD.

Only a trained mental health professional can provide you with a valid diagnosis of any mental health condition. (Please note that the checklist below is for civilians. The assessment at the end of this page is for returning veterans.) PCL Test We have found that the Post Traumatic Stress Disorders Checklist (PCL) is particularly useful for self-assessment. Download the checklist to view, print and complete the checklist. Understanding Your Score: Total up the score for your completed PCL by adding together the numbers that correspond with the responses you circled.