How to use the AHM database

This database allows you to search for health measures written in the Arabic language.




You may conduct a search by either:

  1. A simple search on the home page by choosing one or more of the following:
    1. Keyword You may enter the name or acronym of a specific measure you want or if you are not sure what measure you need, this search function will return matches found anywhere in a measures summary with your keywords.
    2. Area of assessment a drop down list will give you options for areas of assessment (domains) that are available, if you do not find the area of assessment you are searching for, enter it into the keyword field.
    3. Condition a drop down window will give you options for measures according to your choice of conditions (diagnosis). If you do not find the condition you are searching for, enter it into the keyword field.
    4. Age category You may choose to limit your search to measures used for either child (0-19 years old) or adult (above 19 years) or other for a combination of both.


  2. An advanced search will allow you to further refine your search for a measure or to search for articles related to measure development. These fields are:
    1. Area of assessment
    2. Condition
    3. Age group
    4. Number of items
    5. Availability of measure
    6. Time to complete measure
    7. If training is required
    8. Article publication year
    9. Journal name
    10. Author
    11. Country of sample



A list of measures is then presented according to your selected criteria.

You may then sort or filter the results alphabetically .

Once you choose a measure you will be able to view:

  1. Acronym of the measure
  2. Description of the measure
  3. Areas of assessment this measure is used for
  4. Conditions the measure is used for
  5. Age group the measure is used for
  6. A table summarizing the Literature on Arabic translation/validation of measure describing the translation/validation process. The table includes :
    1. Name of first author you may click this to view an article summary page which contains the article's title, abstract, full citation, description of the methodology and description of the measure used in this study (number of items, if training is required, time required to complete, access to measure)
    2. Year of publication
    3. Population age
    4. Population gende
    5. Population condition
    6. Country from which the sample was collected
    7. Sample size
    8. Access to measure you may click this to view the method for accessing the measure which is either a link to the measure or the contact information of the author



Other options offered by AHM

  • Lists of measures you may see a list of all measures alphabetically , list of the areas of assessment, lists of conditions , list by age group
  • Most common measures the 4 areas of assessment with the highest number of measures available
  • Statistics summary of information available in the database
  • Measures wish list is a list of measures that AHM users have indicated they would like to have translated/validated to Arabic. Our goal is to prompt researchers to consider choosing these measures for a translation and validation project. This can be accessed by going to "can't find a measure" on the home page.
  • Add a measure if you have published or are aware of an Arabic health measure that has a published article on its translation and validation and that is not in our database, please contact us with the information. (Contact us)
  • Information on our Arabic Health Measures Survey Development program and current projects and how to collaborate with us on a survey development project.
  • Glossary of terms a description of the terms as used in the AHM database and website
  • Contact us we are eager to improve our user's experience. Let us know if you have any comments, suggestions, or complaints.



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Articles last updated: June 2019