Promoting Excellence : Herth Hope Index

Instrument Name:
Herth Hope Index

Clinical Care Tool - Psychosocial

Kaye A. Herth, PhD, RN, FAAN

Author Contact Information:
Kaye A. Herth, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean, College of Allied Health & Nursing
124 Myers Fieldhouse
Minnesota State University, Mankato
[email protected]

Herth, K. (1992). Abbreviated instrument to measure hope: development and psychometric evaluation. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 17, 1251-1259.

hope, psychometric evaluation, emotional well-being, psychological well-being, psychosocial assessment

To use this tool:
Permission to use this tool and a copy of scoring instructions must be obtained directly from the author.

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