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Occupational Therapy: Assessments

Finding Assessments

Finding Reviews of Tests, Measurements, and Assessments

Databases, such as CINAHL, Medline, PubMed, PsycInfo, and Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection 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]