Patient Education In the Department of Medicine
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English Chronic Disease Research Instruments

Most of these instruments were used for the original Chronic Disease Self-Management Study, which are reported in Outcome Measures for Health Education and other Health Care Interventions, by Kate Lorig, Anita Stewart, Philip Ritter, Virginia González, Diana Laurent and John Lynch, SAGE Publications, 1996. Others were adapted (usually shortened) or added to our research later.

You may use any of these scales at no cost without permission.

We give you the items, their properties (if available), and coding and scoring instructions. They area available both on web pages that you can print directly (using the "Printer-friendly" link at the extreme bottom of each page) and as downloadable PDF files. Each page has a download link at the bottom to save the PDF document to your hard drive. The Downloads web page includes links to each PDF scale, as well as to sample questionnnaires. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download the PDF files. Information about how to get it is also on the Downloads web page.

Self-Management Behaviors


Health Status

Health Care Utilization



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