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Research Guides and Tools

The Research Committee has developed several guides to assist the transplant nurse in locating and using Evidence-Based resources to improve their nursing care and on how to share their experience and research with others.

We developed informational tables to help you locate research instruments and tools that have been used with transplant subjects.

Writing a Case Study

How to Develop a Succesful Journal Club

Writing a Research Abstract

How to Choose and Where to Find Tools for Your Research Study

How to Decide if you Want to Conduct a Replication Study

How to Locate Research Articles Using PubMed

Developing A Professional Poster Presentation 

Research Tool 1

  • Heart Transplant Symptom Checklist
  • Sung Self Rating Depression Scale
  • Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE)
  • Heart Failure Functional Status Inventory
  • Multiple Affect Adjective Checklist
  • Psychosocial Adjustment to Illness Scale (PAIS)
  • Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale
  • Mastery Scale
  • Norbeck Social Support Questionnaire
  • Jalowiec Coping Scale
  • Miller Hope Scale
  • Beck Depression Inventory
  • Millon Behavioral Health Inventory (MBHI)
  • Symptom Checklist 90
  • Coping Checklist (Billings & Moos)
  • Coping with Serious Illness Battery (CSIB)
  • 6 Minute Walk Test (6MWT)
  • Spiritual Perspective Scale (SPS)
  • Sickness Impact Profile (SIP)
  • Rating Question Form

Research Tool 2

  • Quality of Life Index (Ferrans & Powers)
  • Heart Transplant Intervention Scale
  • Assessment of Compliance with Transplant Regimen
  • Quality of Well-Being Scale (QWB)
  • Medical Outcomes Study- Short Form Health Profile (MOS-20)
  • Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS)
  • QOL: Visual Analog Scale
  • Nottingham Health Profile (NHP)
  • Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD)
  • Short Form- 36 Health Survey (SF-36)
  • Transplant Symptom Frequency & Distress Scale
  • UCLA Lonliness Scale- Revised
  • Illness Intrusiveness Ratings Scale (IIRS)
  • Index of Well-being (IWB)
  • Basic Personality Inventory (BPI)
  • Mental Health Inventory (MHI)
  • Sleep Disturbance Questionnaire (SDQ)
  • Cardiac Symptom Inventory
  • Multidimensional Health Locus of Control (MHLC) Scales
  • Rand-36 Item Health Survey (RAND-36)

Research Tool 3

  • Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI)
  • Body Cathexis Scale (BCS)
  • Derogatis Sexual Functioning Inventory (DSFI)
  • General Health Questionnaire
  • Schoolager's Coping Strategies Inventory (SCSI)
  • Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale (SDLRS)
  • Life Orientation Test (LOT)
  • COPE
  • Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI)
  • Family Environment Scale (FES)
  • Assessment of Problems with the Heart Transplant Regimen
  • Quality of Life Index
  • Perceived Stress Scale
  • Heart Transplant Stressor Scale- Preoperative Assesssment (HTSS-PA)
  • Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile II (HPLP-II)
  • Desirability of Control Scale
  • Family Crisis Oriented Personal Evaluation Scale (FCOPES)
  • Illness Behavior Questionnaire (IBQ)
  • Psychological General Well-Being Index (PGWBI)
  • Profile of Mood States (POMS)

Research Tool 4

  • Rosenberg Happiness Scale
  • Rosenberg Axiety Scale
  • Campbell's Index of Well-Being Scale
  • Modified Somatic Perception Questionnaire (MSPQ)
  • Hopkins Symptom Checklist (HSCL)
  • Survey of Recent Life Experiences (SRLE)
  • Religious Coping Scale
  • Coping Strategies Inventory (CSI)
  • Social Provisions Scale (SPA)
  • Social Support Index
  • Heart Transplant Stressor Scale
  • Life Satisfaction Index
  • Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS)
  • Symptoms/Feelings Checklist
  • Quality of Life Scale (QOLS)
  • Derogatis' Symptom Checklist- 90 Revised
  • Ways of Coping Checklist
  • Global Adjustment to Illness Scale (GAIS)
  • Herth Hope Index (HHI)
  • Mishel's Uncertainty in Illness Scale for Adults (MUIS-A)

Research Tool 5

  • Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children-III (WISC-III)
  • Weschler Preschool and Primary Scale for Intelligence (WPPSI)
  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT)
  • Bayley Scales of Infant Development-III
  • British Ability Scales-Second Edition
  • Ruth Griffiths Mental Development Scales
  • Richman Behaviour Checklist (BCL)
  • Rutter A Scale
  • Rutter B Scale
  • Rutter B Scale (WRAT)
  • Test of Non-Verbal Intelligence-3 (TONI-3)
  • Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence & Social Acceptance for Young Children
  • Self-Perception Profile for Children (SPPC)
  • Self-Perception Profile for Adolescents
  • Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL)
  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale Revised (WAIS-R)
  • Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (PASAT)
  • Children's Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (CHIPASAT)
  • Stroop Color-Word Naming Test: Children's Version
  • Buschke Selective Reminding Test (BSRT)
  • Meier Visual Discrimination Test
  • Grooved Pegboard Test
  • Cognitive Abilities Test, Second Edition (CAT)
  • Conners Continuous Performance Test
  • Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI)

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