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The RAND Online Measure Repository for Evaluating Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Programs

The RAND Online Measure Repository for Evaluating Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Programs: The RAND Toolkit, Volume 2

Joie D. Acosta
Kerry A. Reynolds
Emily M. Gillen
Kevin Carter Feeney
Carrie M. Farmer
Robin M. Weinick
Copyright Date: 2014
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 78
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    The RAND Online Measure Repository for Evaluating Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Programs
    Book Description:

    This report describes the RAND Online Measure Repository, a tool that contains descriptions of 171 measures of psychological health and traumatic brain injury. Detailed information is provided for each measure in an online searchable database, including measure domains, uses, psychometrics, and costs. This report describes development processes and contains summary information for each measure.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-8485-9
    Subjects: Psychology, Management & Organizational Behavior, Health Sciences

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-ii)
  2. Preface
    (pp. iii-iv)
  3. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  4. Figure and Tables
    (pp. vii-viii)
  5. Summary
    (pp. ix-xii)
  6. Acknowledgments
    (pp. xiii-xiv)
  7. Abbreviations
    (pp. xv-xvi)
  8. CHAPTER ONE Introduction
    (pp. 1-4)

    Our nation’s all-volunteer military force continues to endure the longest era of conflict in its history. The past decade has been characterized by frequent deployments and exposure to combat-related trauma, which have increased the risk of postdeployment psychological health problems among the more than 2.2 million troops that have deployed since 2001 (Levin, 2011). Concerns have been raised about the incidence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and suicide among returning service members. Research has shown that between 15 and 20 percent of returning service members reported symptoms consistent with current PTSD or major depression....

  9. CHAPTER TWO Development of the RAND Online Measure Repository
    (pp. 5-12)

    The first step in developing the ROMR was to conduct a search of existing measure repositories, which were identified through a web-based search as well as personal communication with experts in the fields of psychological measurement and military mental health. This process identified eight repositories that contained measures related to TBI, psychological health at the individual or unit level, or resiliency: the ADAI Substance Use Assessment Instrument Library; the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements; the Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury; the Compendium of Assessment and Research Tools; the ETS Test Collection/Carl C. Brigham Library; Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes, Behaviors,...

  10. CHAPTER THREE Characteristics of Measures in the RAND Online Measure Repository
    (pp. 13-18)

    We identified 174 measures including a wide array of measures of depression (71), PTSD (49), and anxiety (41). Several measures related to exposure to traumatic events (21), stress and coping (16), resiliency (15), suicidal thoughts (16), and TBI (20) were also identified. Fewer measures of force readiness (4) and unit cohesion (10) were identified, suggesting that this may be a less developed field of measurement. Eighty-four percent of the measures identified had been used with adults, and 23 percent had been used with children.

    In this chapter, we describe the characteristics of the measures included in the ROMR based on...

  11. CHAPTER FOUR Potential Uses of the RAND Online Measure Repository
    (pp. 19-20)

    The ROMR has a number of potential uses across a wide variety of programs and by diverse groups of professionals. This chapter provides more detail on how the ROMR can be used by program evaluators, researchers, clinicians, and others interested in measuring psychological health and constructs related to TBI. Appendix H provides a more detailed user guide with specific instructions about how to access and search the ROMR.

    The primary purpose of the ROMR is to help researchers and program evaluators select appropriate measures based on the needs of their program and the population it serves. Researchers, program evaluators, and...

  12. APPENDIX A Existing Measure Repositories
    (pp. 21-24)
  13. APPENDIX B Detailed Literature Search Strategies Used to Identify Measures
    (pp. 25-28)
  14. APPENDIX C References Included in the RAND Online Measure Repository
    (pp. 29-44)
  15. APPENDIX D List of Measures Included in the RAND Online Measure Repository
    (pp. 45-50)
  16. APPENDIX E Data Abstraction Form
    (pp. 51-54)
  17. APPENDIX F Glossary
    (pp. 55-56)
  18. APPENDIX G Brief Guide to Interpreting Measure Reliability and Validity in the RAND Online Measure Repository
    (pp. 57-58)
  19. APPENDIX H Brief User Guide for the RAND Online Measure Repository
    (pp. 59-60)
  20. References
    (pp. 61-62)