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Assessment Tools: SEARS : Social Emotional Assets and Resilience Scales

The assessment tool collection encompasses all assessments that are used in medical rehabilitation with a primary focus on physical therapy and occupational therapy.

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SEARS : Social Emotional Assets and Resilience Scales

Author: Kenneth W. Merrell 

SummaryThe Social Emotional Assets and Resilience Scales (SEARS) system offers some distinctive features and advantages. The SEARS system is a cross-informant system for assessing, from multiple perspectives, the social-emotional competencies of children and adolescents ages 5 to 18 years.

Format: Questionnaire manual

Library Record:  BF 176 M568s 2011 ATOOLS

Population: 5 to 18
Subject  :Psychological Tests

Completion time:  20 minutes

Equipment :Manual 

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Determine Validity and Reliability    
To determine validity and reliability of this test copy and paste the serarch string into a PubMed (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users use this PubMed link):

("Social Emotional Assets and Resilience Scales") AND ((((("Reproducibility of Results"[Mesh]) OR "Sensitivity and Specificity"[Mesh])) OR (reliabl* OR valid*)) OR (sensitiv* AND specif*)) 

To search the vailidity and reliability in CINAHL copy and paste this search string into CINAHL (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users only)

(("Social Emotional Assets and Resilience Scales”) OR (IN Social Emotional Assets and Resilience Scales)) AND (( (MH "Reliability and Validity+") OR (MH "Measurement Issues and Assessments+") OR (MH "Predictive Validity") OR (MH "Sensitivity and Specificity") ) OR ( reliabil* OR valid* ) OR ( sensitivity and specificity ))

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The Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library will provide assessment tools and outcome measures for loan to faculty, students and staff of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) with a valid University of Manitoba (U of M) Library ID. If you qualify to borrow a tool you will need to fill out and present this form to the NJMHSL Circulation staff.


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