School of Public Health

Psychometrics and Scale Development

Psychometrics And Scale Dev14Psychometrics and Survey Development methods are used to develop measures of mental and behavioral health constructs in large-scale studies. Psychometrics can assess how numerous individual symptoms or behaviors are related to each other and group them under common domains.


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  • Ahmadi, A., Galusha, J. M., Ponder, W. N., Carbajal, J., Schuman, D. L., Whitworth, J., & Yockey, R. A. (2023). Validation of the PCL-5, PHQ-9, and GAD-7 in a Sample of First Responders. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine65(6), 467-476.
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  • cognitive diagnosis modeling for characterizing mental health symptom pro_les using existing item responses. Prevention Science.
  • Waldman ID, Poore HE, Luningham JM, Yang J. Testing structural models of psychopathology at the genomic level. World Psychiatry. 2020 Oct;19(3):350-359. doi: 10.1002/wps.20772
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