The mission of the Primary Care Core Facility is to support clinical, prevention and other primary care research by assisting in identifying or adapting existing measures of key behavioral constructs, or if needed, developing new instruments to fit an investigator's research question or target population.
The Primary Care Core website provides an online catalog of instruments commonly used in primary care research. Each instrument record consists of:
- a summary of psychometric properties
- a copy of the actual instrument, viewable in Adobe Acrobat Reader
- a copy of the first page of a key article, including a full abstract, that describes the
To search the database of available primary care instruments, please click on the "Search Instrument Database" link in the above menu.
Please note that certain areas of this web site require Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not already have a copy of Acrobat Reader, you may freely download it at www.adobe.com.
Apology is made for the poor quality of some of the instruments contained in this site. The database administrator is in the process of revising, editing or obtaining clean copies of those instruments of questionable quality. Your patience for the duration of this maintenance is most appreciated.
Copies of the instruments are provided here for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES only. Measures that are copyrighted have been noted, and any copyrighted measure presented here in PDF format is only displayed by explicit permission of the copyright holder. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain any necessary permission from the author to use or copy an instrument that is protected by copyright law.
Some measures are not yet linked to their respective records, as we have not received permission to post them. The site will be updated as updates become available.
Development of this site was made possible by a grant from the Bureau of Manpower.
Any questions, comments or concerns about the contents of this site will be welcomed. Correspondence may be directed to the database administrator in the Department of Family Medicine, Division of Research at Case Western Reserve University, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.