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The RAND online measure repository for evaluating psychological health and traumatic brain injury programs

The RAND online measure repository for evaluating psychological health and traumatic brain injury programs

Acosta, Joie D., author; Farmer, Carrie M., author; Reynolds, Kerry A., author; Feeney, Kevin Carter, author; Gillen, Emily M., author; Weinick, Robin M., author

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

eBook, Paperback, Electronic resource, Book. English.
Published Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corporation 2014

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Statement of responsibility: Joie D. Acosta, Kerry A. Reynolds, Emily M. Gillen, Kevin Carter Feeney, Carrie M. Farmer, Robin M. Weinick
ISBN: 0833084852, 9780833059383, 9780833084859
Note: "RAND Corporation research report series."--Web page (PDF).
Note: "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury."
Note: "National Defense Research Institute."
Note: "RR-487/2-OSD."--Page 4 of printed paper wrapper.
Note: "Approved for public release; distribution unlimited."
Note: "Glossary": pages 55-56.
Note: Print version.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 61).
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xv, 61 pages) : illustration.
Series: RAND toolkit ; v. 2; RAND Corporation research report series ; RR487z2
Subject: Brain Injuries therapy.; United States.; Program Evaluation methods.; Quality Improvement.; Mental Health Services.; Psychodiagnostics.; Medical care United States Evaluation.; Mental health services Evaluation.; Health services administration United States.; PSYCHOLOGY Psychopathology Depression.; Brain Wounds and injuries Treatment Evaluation.
Alternative Title: RAND toolkit
Series Title: RAND toolkit ; v. 2.; Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR487z2.
Local note: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access


  1. Introduction
  2. Development of the RAND Online Measure Repository
  3. Characteristics of Measures Included in the RAND Online Measure Repository
  4. Potential Uses of the RAND Online Measure Repository
  5. Appendix A: Existing Measure Repositories
  6. Appendix B: Detailed Literature Search Strategies Used to Identify Measures
  7. Appendix C: References Included in the RAND Online Measure Repository
  8. Appendix D: List of Measures Included in the RAND Online Measure Repository
  9. Appendix E: Data Abstraction Form
  10. Appendix F: Glossary
  11. Appendix G: Brief Guide to Interpreting Measure Reliability and Validity in the RAND Online Measure Repository
  12. Appendix H: Brief User Guide for the RAND Online Measure Repository.