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Author Acosta, Joie D., author

Title The RAND online measure repository for evaluating psychological health and traumatic brain injury programs / Joie D. Acosta, Kerry A. Reynolds, Emily M. Gillen, Kevin Carter Feeney, Carrie M. Farmer, Robin M. Weinick
Published Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corporation, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 61 pages) : illustration
Series RAND Corporation research report series ; RR487z2
RAND toolkit ; v. 2
RAND toolkit ; v. 2
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR487z2
Contents Introduction -- Development of the Rand Online Measure Repository -- Characteristics of measures included in the RAND Online Measure Repository -- Potential uses of the RAND Online Measure Repository -- Appendix A: Existing measure repositories -- Appendix B: Detailed literature search strategies used to identify measures -- Appendix C: References included in the RAND Online Measure Repository -- Appendix D: List of measures included in the RAND Online Measure Repository -- Appendix E: Data abstraction form -- Appendix F: Glossary -- Appendix G: Brief guide to interpreting measure reliability and validity in the RAND Online Measure Repository -- Appendix H: Brief user guide for the RAND Online Measure Repository
Summary Since 2001, U.S. military forces have been engaged in extended conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. While most military personnel cope well across the deployment cycle, the operational tempo may raise the risk of mental health problems, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depression, and consequences from traumatic brain injury (TBI). To support servicemembers and their families as they cope with these challenges, the U.S. Department of Defense has implemented numerous programs addressing biological, social, spiritual, and holistic influences on psychological health along the resilience, prevention, and treatment continuum that focus on a variety of clinical and nonclinical concerns. As these efforts have proliferated, evaluating their effectiveness has become increasingly important. To support the design and implementation of program evaluation, RAND developed the RAND Online Measure Repository (ROMR) which indexes and describes measures related to psychological health and TBI. The ROMR is a publicly accessible, online, searchable database containing 171 measures related to psychological health and TBI. This report describes the rationale for developing the ROMR, the content included in the ROMR, and its potential in both civilian and military populations. The ROMR includes information about measure domains, psychometrics, number of items, and costs, which can inform the selection of measures for program evaluations. Included measures address domains of primary importance to psychological health (PTSD, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and resiliency) and TBI (cognition, executive functioning, and memory). Also identified are measures relevant to military units, such as unit cohesion and force readiness and preservation
Notes "Approved for public release; distribution unlimited."
"Glossary": pages 55-56
"National Defense Research Institute."
"Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury."
"RAND Corporation research report series."--Web page (PDF)
"RR-487/2-OSD."--Page 4 of printed paper wrapper
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 61)
Notes "This research was sponsored ... under Contract W74V8H-06-C-0002"--Title page verso
Print version
Subject Brain -- Wounds and injuries -- Treatment -- Evaluation.
Health services administration -- United States.
Medical care -- United States -- Evaluation.
Mental health services -- Evaluation.
Program Evaluation -- methods.
Brain Injuries -- therapy.
Mental Health Services.
Quality Improvement.
United States.
Genre/Form Technical reports.
Form Electronic book
Author Farmer, Carrie M., author
Feeney, Kevin Carter, author
Gillen, Emily M., author
Reynolds, Kerry A., author
Weinick, Robin M., author
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.), issuing body
Rand Corporation, issuing body
LC no. 2013371136
ISBN 0833084852 (electronic bk.)
9780833084859 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles RAND toolkit