Mental Health Inventory: RAND Medical Outcomes Study

The 37 measures in the Mental Health Inventory are part of the 116 core measures of functioning and well-being from the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS), a two-year study of patients with chronic conditions.

Available Documents

MOS Mental Health Inventory Survey Instrument

Scoring Instructions for MOS Mental Health Inventory

The scoring instructions include references to many articles that describe the process by which the measures were developed and discuss their validity and reliability.

Measuring Function and Well-Being: The Medical Outcomes Study Approach (1992)
Stewart AL, Ware JE., eds. (1992)


Other instruments from the Medical Outcomes Study

This website offers a list of all instruments that have been approved by the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Medical Outcomes Trust.


Bibliography for the RAND Medical Outcomes Study