BMDS is now inviting applications for a $500 merit-based HaPI Measurement Scholarship, to be awarded up to twice a year to selected graduate students, to support their master’s thesis, dissertation or other research in the health or psychosocial sciences.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)

Providing teachers, students, and researchers with access to the most comprehensive bibliographic resource for behavioral measurement tools available.

HaPI is a bibliographic database that contains over 200,000 records providing comprehensive, accurate information about behavioral and psychosocial measurement tools in research across diverse disciplines and professions.  For over three decades, HaPI has been the premier instrument database for health and psychosocial measurement instruments in the fields of medicine, nursing, psychology, public health, social work, communication, and sociology.

At Behavioral Database Measurement Services (BMDS), we are dedicated to helping researchers, students, and practitioners locate questionnaires, interviews, surveys, and other tests most relevant to their investigations, grant proposals, papers, theses, and dissertations.  Records in the HaPI database describe what various instruments are designed to assess, along with response formats, sample items, psychometric properties, and much more.  By providing researchers with access to a vast, unparalleled selection of measurement tools, our goal is to help our database patrons to enhance the quality, reliability, and validity of their measurement techniques.

Behavior Measurement Tools

Psychological Research Tools - Benefits of HaPI

Behavioral Measurement Database Services (BMDS) seeks to share information about psychological measurement tools used in research, teaching, and administration. Listed below are just a few examples of how HaPI can meet your needs:

Faculty & Researchers

Faculty & Researchers

Faculty and Researchers can locate behavior measurement tools and various instruments for research studies, journal articles, grant proposals, and consulting activities.



Students can access psychosocial measurement tools for papers, research projects, theses, and dissertations, enhancing the learning experience and helping them to identify relevant measurement tools.

Librarians & Information Specialists

Librarians and Information Specialists

Librarians and Information Specialists can find measurement information that cuts across disciplines/professions to serve the many diverse users who consult them.

Clinicians & Practitioners

Clinicians & Practitioners

Clinicians/Practitioners can identify health and behavioral measurement instruments to assess client/patient problems and outcomes.

Employers, Administrators & Managers

Employers, Administrators and Managers

Employers/Administrators/Managers can locate instruments for applicant selection, employee placement, classification, training, and organizational behavior.



Authors can track the use of their measures by others in diverse fields. If requested, HaPI keeps authors informed about the variety of samples to whom their measures have been administered and the settings in which these other investigations were conducted.

HaPI is available from your library through EBSCO or OvidSP.


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