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Finding Test Instruments: Websites, Books & Journals

A guide on finding surveys, questionnaires, and research instruments.

Website: Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information Systems (PROMIS)






  • PROMIS "is a system of highly reliable, precise measures of patient-reported health status for physical, mental, and social well-being" ("PROMIS Overview," n.d.). 
  • The PROMIS network consists of twelve primary research sites, which includes top universities and medical centers.
  • PROMIS measures are designed for both children and adults, and span pain, fatigue physical function, depression, anxiety and social function ("PROMIS Instrument Overview," n.d.) 
  • See Sample Questions.
  • To use PROMIS instruments, you will need to register.  


Website: U.S. Department of Human Health Services

Website: Center for Disease Control

Books on Testing and Research

Below is a sampling of books from LHL's catalog which may help you find test instruments. 

Helpful Books for Beginning Researchers

Books available on the Web

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Books on Instrument Design

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Leading Journals on Testing

  • Psychological Test & Assessment Modeling @ UAB
  • Journal of Educational Measurement @ UAB
  • Physiological Measurement @ UAB
  • Educational & Psychological Measurement @ UAB
  • Educational Measurement: Issues & Practice @ UAB
  • Applied Psychological Measurement
  • Applied Measurement in Education Journal
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