Health and Psychosocial Instruments database now available

The UNB and STU community now has online access to Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI), a bibliographic database with abstracts that is produced by Behavioral Measurement Database Services (BMDS). HaPI is used for finding citations to and information about information-gathering tools for clinicians, such as questionnaires, interview schedules, tests, checklists, rating and other scales, coding schemes, and projective techniques. Over 2/3 of the tools are in medical and nursing areas such pain measurement, quality of life assessment, and drug efficacy evaluation. The database will also be of interest to faculty, researchers and students in the social sciences. The subscription is being funded by the UNBF Faculty of Nursing.

The database contains citations to actual test documents that copyright holders authorize BMDS to make available; bibliographic citations to journal articles which contain information about specific test instruments; and a catalogue of commercial test publishers and their available instruments.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments is in the UNB Libraries Indexes and Abstracts list. We are limited to one user at a time, so please remember to log off when you finish using this database.

If you have any questions or comments about HaPI, please contact Frances Giberson at fgiberso@unb.ca, or 453-4602.