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Element Type
Common Data Element
NIH Toolbox Emotion Positive Affect - Comfort scale
Short Description
Scale of the particpant report of ability to reach down deep into themselves for comfort in the past 7 days, as part of the NIH Toolbox Emotion Positive Affect CAT
Scale of the particpant report of ability to reach down deep into themselves for comfort in the past 7 days, as part of the NIH Toolbox Emotion Positive Affect CAT

Biomedical Terminologies and Standards

Creation Date
Historical Notes
Modified PANAS-X, Watson, D., Clark, L. A., & Tellegen, A. (1988). Development and validation of brief measures of positive and negative affect: The PANAS scales. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 54(6), 1063-107 ; 2) Watson, D. & Clark, L.A. (1994). The PANAS-X: Manual for the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule-Expanded Form. Unpublished manuscript, University of Iowa, Iowa City. Affectometer, Ross Flett -Dr. Ross Flett, New Zealand: r.a.flett@massey.ac.uk, Kammann R, and Ross Flett. (1983). Affectometer 2: A scale to measure current level of general happiness. Australian Journal of Psychology 35: 259-6. Brief Mood Introspection Scale (BMIS), BMIS is a free-ware mood scale Mayer, J. D., & Gaschke, Y. N. (1988). The experience and meta-experience of mood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 55, 102-111. Mental Health Inventory (MHI) FACIT-SP, David Cella. Copyright 2006-2012 National Institutes of Health and Northwestern University

Data Type
Input Restrictions
Single Pre-Defined Value Selected
Pre-Defined Values
Adult and Pediatric
The NIH Toolbox Positive Affect Survey is a self-report measure that assesses both activated (i.e., happiness, joy) as well as unactivated (i.e., serenity, peace) aspects of Positive Affect. Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) versions are used for ages 13 to 17 and 18-85; a 12-item fixed length form is used for ages 8-12, and a Computer Adaptive Test is used for the Parent-Report version with ages 3 to 7 In addition, fixed length forms are available for ages 18-85 Self-Report and ages 3-12 Parent Report, as supplemental measures. Each item administered has a 5-point scale with options ranging from not at all to very much. Higher scores are indicative of more positive affect.
Preferred Question Text
In the past 7 days, I was able to reach down deep into myself for comfort.
Category Groups and Classifications
General (For all diseases) Assessments and Examinations Physical/Neurological Examination
Traumatic Brain Injury Outcomes and End Points Psychiatric and Psychological Status


Acute Hospitalized :
Epidemiology :
Concussion/Mild TBI :
General (For all diseases) :
Moderate/Severe TBI: Rehabilitation :
EmotionBattery , NIHToolbox , Postive_Affect
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Last Change Date
See Also
Submitting Organization Name
Submitting Contact Name
Bianca Siravo
Submitting Contact Information
Steward Organization Name
Steward Contact Name
Olga Vovk
Steward Contact Information

Change History