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DSM-5 Assessments

From the APA DSM-5 website:

"For further clinical evaluation and research, the APA is offering a number of “emerging measures” in Section III of DSM-5. These patient assessment measures were developed to be administered at the initial patient interview and to monitor treatment progress, thus serving to advance the use of initial symptomatic status and patient reported outcome (PRO) information, as well as the use of “anchored” severity assessment instruments. Instructions, scoring information, and interpretation guidelines are included. Clinicians and researchers may provide APA with feedback on the instruments’ usefulness in characterizing patient status and improving patient care.

These measures should be used to enhance clinical decision-making and not as the sole basis for making a clinical diagnosis. Further information on these measures can be found in DSM-5. The measures can be broadly classified into four types"

Tests, Assessments, and Surveys

If your project or assignment requires that you find a simple assessment instrument, survey, or evaluation tool, Measures for Clinical Practice and Research are a great resource. The assessment appears in full in these volumes.     

  • COPYRIGHT NOTE: If test says "May be copied from this volume" you are allowed to copy and use without getting permission of the author (you should still cite your source). If you do not see this phrase, you will be provided with contact information for the author so that you can request and obtain permission before using.

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Qualtrics Survey Software

NNU has a dedicated license with Qualtrics, the number one choice for many educational and business institutions to gather and process data in a secure environment. Qualtrics provides an extensive library of surveys that you can peruse to find one similar to what you need, or you can build your own. You can even import questions from a Word document.

All NNU staff, faculty and students are eligible to use Qualtrics through the NNU Qualtrics sign-in portal. Navigate to and  click "Don't have an account?" You will be directed to a sign-up page to set up your account.

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Tech support for Qualtrics is not provided by Riley Library or ITS. To access help tools, tutorials, and their tech support hotline, click on the Help icon on the Qualtrics home page.

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