Here are a number of instruments for research into Faith and Health. The site is constantly updated, and if you or your institution has developed / validated new instruments, scales or the like, you are invited to submit them to the webmaster so that they can be presented here.

Religious Problem-solving Scale

English Developed by Pargament et al and published in 1988. Differentiates between three coping stategies: the deferring method, the collaborative method and the sef-directive method. The scale kan be downloaded here   Danish Udviklet af Pargament et al og publiceret I 1988. Differentierer mellem tre forskellige copingstrategier; the deferring method, the collaborative method and the…

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Self Actualization Index

English The scale consists of 15 items related to self actualization. It’s based on ”The Personal Orientation Inventory”, one of the most acknowledged methods for measuring self actualization. For more information click here The scale can be downloaded here   Danish Består af 15 items i relation til selvrealisering. Er baseret på en af de…

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Rejection of Christianity Scale

English (Greer & Francis, 1992) The scale was developed to measure negative attitudes towards Christianity, even though the word ‘religion’ is used in the scale. The scale was standardized in an irish Catholic/Protestant population. The scale can be downloaded here   Danish (Greer & Francis, 1992) Skalaen er tænkt til at måle negative attituder overfor…

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Purpose in Life Test

English Developed by Crumbaugh in 1964 to test Victor Frankl’s concepts from logotherapy. The test consists of 20 items wich focus on the need for purpose and meaning in life. It has been used on patients with acute leukaemia in a late state of disease. The scale can be downloaded here   Danish Udviklet af…

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Spiritual Maturity Index

English Developed to measure religious maturity in people with different religious and spiritual beliefs. Compared to intrinsic/extrinsic scala and quest scale this index gives the strongest indicator for the degree of adaption in the spirituality. Click here for more information. The scale can be downloaded here   Danish Udviklet med henblik på at kunne måle…

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Quest Scale

English Developed by Batson and published in 1991. A self administered questionare with 12 items wich, in addition to an intrinsic and extrinsic dimension, adds a “quest” dimension with questions about meaning of life, meaning of death and others. The scale can be downloaded here   Danish Udviklet af Batson, og publiceret i 1991. Et…

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Religious Maturity Scale

English Dudley & Cruise developed this scale in 1990 to support the work after Allports intrinsic-extrinsic scales and the (less fortunate) extension with the Quest dimension from Bateson and Shoenrade. In this scale the Quest dimension is extended with more kognitive questions wich evolve around doubt as an instrument to get on with ones’ religious…

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Belief in Afterlife Scale

English This scale examines different beliefs in life after death and in meaning of life as such. It was developed in 1973 by James Casebolt. It uses norms from american colleges. Click here to download the scale   Danish Skalaen undersøger forskellige former for tro på liv efter døden og mening med livet som sådan.…

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The Death Transcendence Scale

English The scale focuses on how people transcend death and it can be used by healthcare professionals guiding patients during their last days. The scale has been tested in and outside of the hospital. Click here to download the scale   Danish Skalaen fokuserer på hvordan mennesker transcenderer døden og kan bruges af sundhedsprofessionelle i…

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Christian Orthodoxy Scale

English A questionnaire survey with 24 items developed by Fullerton & Hunsberger in 1982 and revised in 1989. The scale is praised as the perhaps most efficient way to “measure” Christianity. The scale doesn’t claim to measure anything else than Christianity and Christian orthodoxy. It centres on the Christian dogmatics (Jesus walked upon the water,…

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