Conditions of Use
Researchers in the Section of Community Mental Health (CMH) at King’s College London have developed scales which measure different aspects of mental illness. These measures are freely available so long as you comply with the below conditions, including completing a short registration survey (this replaces the need to request for permission to use the measures).
If you work or study in a university or health setting the scales are freely available for you subject to the conditions below. Otherwise please contact Dr Claire Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Sara Evans-Lacko at email@example.com .
Steps to Use the Scales
Please follow these steps to use the scales. Only if you comply with these conditions is permission for their use granted by King’s College London.
- Complete our short scale user registration questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/stigmascalesregistration
- On completing the survey, you will be provided with a password allowing you to access the scales at the links below. Please contact Maria Milenova at firstname.lastname@example.org with any technical queries.
- When any measure is used and is cited in any publication, the full reference to the key paper describing the scale must be included in the footer.
- Do not pass the scale on to a third party (instead please direct them to the website).
- Translations into different languages should be done using Back Translation (as detailed in the Translation Guidelines).
- Include the copyright information in the footer of the scale.
- Any translated versions(s) must be made available to others who wish to use them. Send your translated versions to Maria Milenova email@example.com and Dr Sara Evans-Lacko at firstname.lastname@example.org .
- No financial charge may be made for your version of our scales.
Scales held on this website
The scales listed below can be found in the drop down menu Other Scales > Scales.
CAMI Scale (Scaling Community Attitudes Toward the Mentally Ill)
The CAMI scale embodies the development and application of a new set of measures explicitly designed to assess community attitudes toward the mentally ill. The different versions of 40 items, 27 items and 12 Items represent dimensions included in previous instruments authoritarianism, benevolence, social restrictiveness, and community mental health ideology, but are expressed in terms of an almost completely new set of items that emphasise community contact with the mentally ill and mental health facilities. All three versions and the Key Papers are available.
CORAL Scale (Conceal or Reveal: A Guide to Telling Employers about a Mental Health Condition)
A guide for anyone who has experienced a mental health condition and is unsure of issues related to telling a potential or current employer about this. The CORAL booklet aims to help aid decision making by considering your needs and values and helps you to think about when to disclose and who to disclose to. Measure and Key Paper are available.
ECI Scale (Experience of Caregiving Inventory)
The increased recognition of the key role of informal caregivers of severely mentally ill people in community care has sparked an interest in developing instruments to measure the difficulties they encounter. The ECI scale is a self-report measure of caregiving, covering a broad range of experiences, that easy to administer, acceptable to respondents, and with solid construct as well as face validity. Measure, Key Paper and Manual are available.