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Sexual Harassment Inventory (SHI)
SHI Civilian Version
SHI Military Version

The Sexual Harassment Inventory is a 22-item, self-report measure of work-related sexual stressors mapping to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's conceptualization of sexual harassment. Specifically, the scale covers behaviors that contribute to a hostile, sexualized work environment; quid pro quo behaviors of better treatment in exchange for sexual favors; and criminal sexual misconduct. An optional, unscored 23rd item asks about other unwanted sexual behaviors. Versions for civilian or military environments are available. In either the civilian or military version, item 15 is scored for women only and item 16, for men only. Among a sample of Tri-Care and CHAMPUS enrollees who received care at a Midwestern VA medical facility (n = 293 men and 237 women), 85% agreed or strongly agreed that the SHI measured their most important experiences with unwanted sexual attention while they were in the service. The scale can be severity-weighted but is most typically dichotomized to “any” versus “no” sexual harassment experiences. The scale has 0.90-0.95 internal consistency and correlates 0.88 with a modified version of the Sexual Experiences Questionnaire. Men and women’s responses display a comparable factor structure. Dose-response associations with posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and somatization; with work, role, social, and physical functioning; and with other trauma experiences are in the direction expected.  

Not available for commercial use without special permission. Freely available and modifiable for non-commercial use. When publishing data derived from use of the Sexual Harassment Inventory, users must cite the following: 

Murdoch M and McGovern PG. Measuring sexual harassment: Development and validation of the Sexual Harassment Inventory. Violence and Victims 1998; 13(3):203- 216.

Medical Students’ Career-Related Values Survey
Survey and Items Tables

The Medical Students’ Career-Related Values survey is a 46-item, self-report instrument that assesses medical students’ biosocial and bioscientific orientation as well as the value they place on academic careers, prestige, income, avoidance of role strain, and role support. In a sample of 670 medical students, Cronbach’s alpha for the 7 subscales ranged from 0.71 to 0.83. In a subsample of 89 students, the 8-day test-retest reliability ranged from 0.83 to 0.92. Subscale scores correlated as expected with students’ self-reported interest in surgery, radiology, and primary care. The scale has been used internationally and adapted for use in French and Portuguese. The attached pdf. includes the survey and provides Tables of the items and item numbers comprising each subscale.

Freely available and modifiable for non-commercial use. When publishing data derived from use of the Medical Students’ Career-Related Values survey, users must cite the following: Murdoch M, Kressin N, Fortier L, Giuffre PA, Oswald L.  Evaluating the psychometric properties of a scale to measure medical students’ career-related values. Academic Medicine 2001; 76(2):157-165. Not available for commercial use without special permission. 

1. Murdoch M, Kressin N, Fortier L, Giuffre PA, Oswald L (2001).  Evaluating the psychometric properties of a scale to measure medical students’ career-related values. Academic Medicine. 76(2):157-165.
2. Mendes AS (2010). Os estudantes de Medicina: expectativas na escolha da especialidade. Dissertação de Mestrado, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Lisboa. 
3. Matrane A, Serhier Z, Othmani MB (2012) Les critères de choix de la spécialité des médecins résidents de la faculté de médecine et de pharmacie de Marrakech (Maroc). Pédagogie Médicale. 13(3):171–181 
4. Choucair J, Nemr E, Sleillaty G, Abboud M. (2007). Choix de la spécialité en médecine: Quels facteurs influencent la décision des étudiants?  Pédagogie Médicale, 8(3):145-155  

Pain Intensity and Interference (PEG)

PEG Resource

The PEG is a shortened three-item pain measure derived from the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI). The PEG is freely available in the public domain. Publications and reports should cite the original publication:

Krebs EE, Lorenz KA, Bair MJ, Damush TA, Wu J, Sutherland JM, Asch SM, Kroenke K. Development and initial validation of the PEG, a 3-item scale assessing pain intensity and interference. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2009 Jun;24:733-738.

Military to Civilian Questionnaire (M2C-Q)

The M2C-Q is a brief 16-item self-report measure of postdeployment reintegration difficulty among veterans. We estimate that the M2C-Q can be completed in 5 minutes. Items are rated on a 5-point likert scale ranging from 0 = no difficulty to 4 = extreme difficulty. Respondents can indicate “Does not apply” for the four items that assess relationship with spouse/partner, relationship with child/children, work, and school functioning. To form a total score, divide the sum of item scores by the number of items completed with responses other than “Does not apply.” In a study of 754 Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans, the M2C-Q demonstrated high internal consistency, factor analysis supported use of a single summary score and associations with theoretically related constructs provided initial support for the construct validity of M2C-Q scores. The M2C-Q is in the public domain and permission is not required to use it. 

Sayer NA, Frazier P, Orazem RJ, Murdoch M, Gravely A, Carlson, K. F, Hintz, S, Noorbaloochi, S. Military to Civilian Questionnaire: A Measure of Postdeployment Community Reintegration Difficulty among Veterans Using Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Care. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 2011; 24: 660-670.

Promotional Materials for Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy
Patient-facing educational materials to promote prolonged exposure and cognitive processing therapy to Veterans with PTSD. The materials were created using an iterative engagement process with male and female Veterans with PTSD.
Vietnam Era Men 
All Era Men 
All Era Women