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Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)

Your Comprehensive Bibliographic Resource for Behavior Measurement Tools and Instruments.

HaPI is a bibliographic database that contains over 200,000 records on providing comprehensive, accurate information about behavioral measurement tools and psychology​ instruments across diverse disciplines and professions. The HaPI bibliographic database enables our database patrons to enhance the quality of the measurement tools and instruments used in their investigations and explorations in the fields of medicine, nursing, public health, psychology, social work, communication, and sociology.

HaPI is available from your library through EBSCO or OvidSP.

HaPI Database

The HaPI database describes a variety of different kinds of health measurement tools.

Accessing HaPI

HaPI is available through your library from Ovid Technologies or EBSCO.

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Benefits of HaPI

Behavioral Measurement Database Services (BMDS) seeks to share information about 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

Locate measurement instruments for research studies, journal articles, grant proposals, and consulting activities.



Students can access measures 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

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 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.


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