Leisure Motivation Scale (LMS-28)

The Leisure Motivation Scale measures an individual’s motivation for participating in leisure activities. The four primary motivators identified by research are 1. intellectual (the extent to which the individual is motivated to engage in leisure activities that involve mental activities such as learning, exploring, discovering, creating, or imagining), 2. social (the extent to which an individual engages in leisure activities because of the need for friendship and interpersonal relationships and the need to be valued by others), 3. competence-mastery (the extent to which the individual engages in leisure activities in order to achieve, master, challenge, and compete), and 4. stimulus-avoidance (the extent that an individual needs to escape and get away from over-stimulating life situations). It is useful for establishing the components of leisure activities that motivate the individual to participate. Subscale of the Idyll Arbor Leisure Battery Continue reading

Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD)

The Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD) is a multiple choice questionnaire that clinicians may use to rate the severity of a patient’s major depression. The questionnaire, which is designed for adult patients and is in the public domain, rates the severity of symptoms observed in depression such as low mood, insomnia, agitation, anxiety and weight loss. It is presently one of the most commonly used scales for rating depression in medical research. Continue reading