Peer-Recommended Resources – Public Domain Measures

Compiled by Paul T. Korte, Ph.D.

We asked you, our members, what public domain assessment measures you prefer in your practice. As healthcare increasingly encourages measurement-based care, health psychologists can utilize these free screeners as they are brief and simple to administer. The list below encompasses common measures used by health psychologists and we have included related empirical studies for additional information. If you would like to share additional resources, please add them in the comment section below so our list of peer-recommended resources keeps growing. Enjoy!

Patient Health Questionnaire-9 Item (PHQ-9)
Kroenke, K., Spitzer, R. L., & Williams, J. B. W. (2001). The PHQ-9: Validity of a brief depression severity measure. Journal of Internal Medicine, 16. 606-613.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 Item (GAD-7)
Spitzer, R. L., Kroenke, K., Williams, J. B. W., & Lowe, B. (2006). A brief measure for assessing generalized anxiety disorder. Archives of Internal Medicine, 166, 1092-1097.

PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5)
Bovin, M. J., Marx, B. P., Weathers, F. W., Gallagher, M. W., Rodriguez, P., Schnurr, P. P., & Keane, T. M. (2015). Psychometric properties of the PTSD Checklist for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fifth Edition (PCL-5) in Veterans. Psychological Assessment, 28, 1379-1391.

World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule-Version 2 (WHODAS 2.0)
Garin, O., Ayuso-Mateos, J. L., Almansa, J., Nieto, M., Chatterji, S., Vilagut, G.,…Ferrer, M. (2010). Validation of the “World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule, WHODAS-2” in patients with chronic diseases. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 8, 51.

Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)
Rossetti, H. C., Lacritz, L. H., Cullum, C. M., & Weiner, M. F. (2011). Normative data for the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) in a population-based sample. Neurology, 77, 1272-1275.

Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT)
Saunders, J. B., Aasland, O. G., Babor, T. F., de la Fuente, J. R., & Grant, M. (1993). Development of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT): WHO Collaborative Project on Early Detection of Persons with Harmful Alcohol Consumption II. Addiction, 88, 791-804.

Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST)
Yudko, E, Lozhkina, O, & Fouts, A. (2007). A comprehensive review of the psychometric properties of the Drug Abuse Screening Test. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 32, 189-198.

Thank you to all who contributed!

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