NIH Toolbox® Emotion Battery

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John M. Salsman, Zeeshan Butt, Paul A. Pilkonis, Jill M. Cyranowski, Nicholas Zill, Hugh C. Hendrie, Mary Jo Kupst, Morgen A. R. Kelly, Rita K. Bode, Seung W. Choi, Jin-Shei Lai, James W. Griffith, Catherine M. Stoney, Pim Brouwers, Sarah S. Knox, David Cella Neurology Mar 2013, 80 (11 Supplement 3) S76-S86; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3182872e11
General information
Purpose The NIH Toolbox Emotion Battery, recommended for ages 8+, consists of measures of Positive Affect, General Life Satisfaction, Emotional Support, Friendship, Loneliness, Perceived Rejection, Perceived Hostility, Self-Efficacy, Sadness, Perceived Stress, Fear, and Anger. For ages 18+, the battery also includes measures of Meaning and Purpose and Instrumental Support.
Domain(s) Goal Pursuit
Life Satisfaction
Positive Affect
Sense of Meaning
Target population Adult, Child
Number of items 30
Administration format self-report
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Availability in other languages Spanish
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Babakhanyan, I., McKenna, B. S., Casaletto, K. B., Nowinski, C. J., & Heaton, R. K. (2018). National Institutes of Health Toolbox Emotion Battery for English- and Spanish-speaking adults: Normative data and factor-based summary scores. Patient Related Outcome Measures, 9, 115–127.
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