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Duke Instruments

Abbreviated Duke Social Support Index - Also known as Duke Social Support Index --"shortened". A shortened 11-item version of the Duke Social Support Index (DSSI). Consists of all items on the two subscales of social interaction and subjective support.
Availability: See journal article: Koenig et al. (1993). Abbreviating the Duke Social Support Index for use in chronically ill older adults. Psychosomatics, 34, 61-69. PMID: 8426892
Contact: Office of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, 919.681.8536

Duke Activity Status Index (DASI) - A self-administered questionnaire that measures a patient's functional capacity.
Availability: See journal article: Hlatky et al. (1989). A brief self-administered questionnaire to determine functional capacity (The Duke Activity Status Index). Am J Cardiol, 64, 651-654. PMID: 2782256.
Contact: hlatky@stanford.edu or call 650.723.6426

Duke Age Awareness Item - Reflects subjective feelings of age awareness, which is another way of stating that individuals are as old as they feel.
Availability: See print book: Reprinted in: Normal aging: reports from the Duke longitudinal study, 1955-1969. Duke University Press, 1970. Call #: WT104 N782 1955-69 c.1
Contact: Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development or 919.660.7500

Duke Anxiety-Depression Scale (DUKE-AD) - A brief survey used to screen for anxiety and depression in the primary care setting. This survey is a subset of the larger Duke Health Profile (DUHP).
Availability: Full Text Available
Citation: Parkerson et al. (1996). Anxiety and depressive symptom identification using the Duke Health Profile. J Clin Epidemiol, 49(1), 85-93. PMID: 8598516.

Duke Case Mix System (DUMIX) - Combines age, gender, patient-reported perceived and physical health status, and provider-reported or auditor-reported severity of illness to classify patients by their risk of high future utilization.
Availability: See journal article: Parkerson et al. (1997). Duke Case-Mix System (DUMIX) for ambulatory health care. J Clin Epidemiology. Dec; 50(12):1385-94. PMID: 9449942.
Contact: Department of Community and Family Medicine

Duke Depression Evaluation Schedule (DDES) - Also called Duke Depression Evaluation Schedule for the Elderly (DDESE). A psychosocial interview and life events checklist.
Citation: Landerman et al. (1994). Duke Depression Evaluation Schedule: Center for the Study of Depression in Later Life. Durham, NC: Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center.
Contact: Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development or 919. 660.7500

Duke Health Profile (DUKE) - Intended as a brief and practical measure of patient-reported health and dysfunction in a primary care setting. Developed in response to limitations in the Duke-UNC Health Profile (DUHP) to include self-esteem and self-perceived health.
Availability: Full Text Available
Citation: Parkerson et al. (1990). The Duke Health Profile: A 17-item measure of health and dysfunction. Med Care, 28(11), 1056-1072. PMID: 2250492.

Duke Health Profile-Adolescent version (DHP-A) - Also called the Adolescent Duke Health Profile (ADHP). Used for the assessment of health status in adolescents.
Evaluated in: Qual Life Res, 2005, 14(10):2229-2234 by Vo et al. PMID: 16328902.
Contact: Department of Community and Family Medicine

Duke Anxiety-Depression Scale (DUKE-AD) - A brief survey used to screen for anxiety and depression in the primary care setting. This survey is a subset of the larger Duke Health Profile (DUHP).
Availability: Full Text Available
Citation: Parkerson et al. (1996). Anxiety and depressive symptom identification using the Duke Health Profile. J Clin Epidemiol, 49(1), 85-93. PMID: 8598516.

Duke Semantic Differential Technique (CR) - Measures self-concept and self-esteem.
Availability: See print book: Back, K. W., & Guptill, C. S. (1966). Retirement and self-ratings. In I. H. Simpson & J. C. McKinney (Eds.), Social aspects of aging (pp. 120-129). Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Call #: HQ1061 Si58s 1966 c.1
Contact: Sociology Department, 919. 660.5614

Duke Severity of Illness Checklist (DUSOI) - An instrument for measuring illness severity and comorbidity in ambulatory patients. The parameters for judging severity include symptom status, complications, prognosis without treatment, and treatability.
Availability: See DUSOI-A (below)
Citation: Parkerson et al. (1993). The Duke Severity of Illness Checklist (DUSOI) for measurement of severity and comorbidity. J Clin Epidemiol, 46, 379-393. PMID: 8483003.

Duke Severity of Illness Analog Scale (DUSOI-A) - A computerized version of the Duke Severity of Illness Checklist designed to assess respondent's burden of illness at a given 1-week point of time.
Availability: Full Text Available

Duke Social Support and Stress Scale (DUSOCS) - Rates family and nonfamily relationships in terms of the amount of support they provide and the amount of stress they cause.
Availability: Full Text Available
Citation: Parkerson et al. (1989). Associations among family support, family stress, and personal functional health status. J Clin Epidemiol, 42, 217-229. PMID: 2785165.

Duke Social Support Index (DSSI) - Used to measure social support of the elderly. The 35-item DSSI measures multiple dimensions of social support of the elderly. The 23-item and 11-item versions have been used for the chronically ill and frail elderly.
Availability: See journal article: George et al. (1989). Social support and the outcome of major depression. Br J Psychiatry, 154(4), 478-485. PMID: 2590779.
Contact: Psychiatry Department, Administrative Offices, 919.684.5616

Duke University Index of Religiosity (DUREL) - Also called Duke University Religion Index. Measures religious involvement and intrinsic religiosity.
Availability: See journal article: Koenig et al. (1997). Religion index for psychiatric research. Am J of Psychiatry, 154, 885-886. PMID: 9167530.
Contact: Office of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, 919.681.8536

Duke-UNC Functional Social Support Questionnaire (FSS) - Measures a person's satisfaction with the functional aspects of social support. Intended for clinical use in family practice settings to identify people at risk of isolation, and in research to examine the interactions between social support and other determinants of health.
Availability: See journal article: Broadhead et al. (1988). The Duke-UNC Functional Social Support Questionnaire. Med Care, 26, 709-723. PMID: 3393031.

Duke-UNC Health Profile (DUHP) - The 63-item parent document of the Duke Health Profile (DUKE). It measures adult health status in the primary care setting on four dimensions: symptom status, physical, emotional, and social function. Includes the revamped 17-item instrument.
Availability: See journal article: Parkerson at al. (1981). The Duke-UNC Health Profile: An adult health status instrument for primary care. Med Care, 19(8), 806-828. PMID: 7278417.
Contact: Department of Community and Family Medicine

Duke-UNC Health Mini-Profile (Mini-DUHP) - Also called the Mini-Duke-UNC Health Profile. Derived from the 63-item Duke-UNC Health Profile (DUHP). It is designed to measure functional health status in adults aged 18 years or older.
Availability: See journal article: Blake, R. L., & Vandiver, T. A. (1986). The reliability and validity of a ten-item measure of functional status. J Family Pract, 23, 455-459. PMID: 3772319

OARS Multidimensional Functional Assessment Questionnaire - Assesses the overall personal functional status and service use of adults, especially in the elderly. Can be used as a screening tool, an outcomes evaluation, and a measure in modeling the cost-effectiveness of alternative approaches to providing care.
Availability: See journal article: Fillenbaum, G. G. (1985). Screening the elderly. A brief instrumental activities of daily living measure. J Am Geriatr Soc, 33, 698-706. PMID: 4045087.
Contact: Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development or 919. 660.7500

OARS Multidimensional Functional Assessment Questionnaire - Instrumental Activities of Daily Living- A part of the original 1975 measure.
Availability: See journal article: Fillenbaum, G. G. (1985). Screening the elderly. A brief instrumental activities of daily living measure. J Am Geriatr Soc, 33, 698-706. PMID: 4045087.
Contact: Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development or 919. 660.7500

OARS Multidimensional Functional Assessment Questionnaire - Modified Version - A revised version of the original measure developed in 1975.
Citation: Center for Aging and Human Development, Duke University. (1988). OARS Multidimensional Functional Assessment Questionnaire--Revised. Durham, NC.
Contact: Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development or 919. 660.7500

Older Americans Resources and Services - Selected Items - Comprised of 3 self-perceived health questions from the 1975 survey.
Contact: Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development or 919. 660.7500