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Shenandoah University

Nursing: Assessments

Finding Assessments

RAND Health Surveys and Tools  A collection of health assessments, available as public documents.

Measuring Health and Disability: Manual for WHO Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS 2.0), 2009. SU login required.

Measuring Health: A Review of Quality of Life Measurement Scales, 2005.  SU login required.

Finding Reviews of Tests, Measurements, and Assessments

Databases, such as CINAHL, MedlinePubMed, PsycInfoand Psychology and Behavioral Sciences are helpful in locating health assessment reviews, as well as validity and reliability studies. 

Example: Use this strategy in Medline and PubMed to locate articles about various assessment measures combining the main topic, such as the shoulder, with MeSH terms such as these:

(Disability Evaluation[MH] OR Health Status Indicators[MH] OR Questionnaires[MH] OR Pain Measurement[MH])
AND Shoulder Pain[MH]