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HEALTH ATTRIBUTION TEST v2 (HAT)

The Health Attribution Test (HAT) is a brief questionnaire (22 items) that purport to measure how much he or she attributes to internal, powerful others (external) and chance resources for their health. Factor-analyzed into three independent dimensions and normalized for three ethnicity groups, the results can be clinically useful for patients diagnosed with cancer, weight management, pain, mental stress, and a broad host of health issues.

An interpretation accompanies each report suitable for patient use. CLICK the button below to take the HAT now. You will need a PayPal account. From your PayPal account, you can pay using whatever methods you have setup (ie: bank or credit card). Each test is only $5.99.

 

DESCRIPTION - Somewhat redundant, but more history

The Health Attribution Test is a brief questionnaire to measure how people attribute meaning to their behavior. Similar to the concept of locus of control that relates to a persons extent to which they can control events that affect them, the instrument purports to measure three dimensions; the degree to which a person attributes their good health to their health behaviors, the degree to which they attribute their good health to significant other people or factors external to them, and The degree to which a person attributes everything to fate or chance for their health.

The original 22 items of the questionnaire was originally designed to determine the motivational issues for cancer patients to take on the responsibility for their health care and the realistic application of imagery and other alternative therapies. Later it was found to be equally applicable to measure chronic patients' motivations for self care and determine the probabilities of being successful in a pain clinic rehabilitation. As the applications were added to the statistics, it becomes clear that the term "health" is a very broad term and the attributions of purposeful behavior is relevant for all health issues, especially those that require a personal commitment to the behavioral changes for success, such as obesity, diabetes, addictions, orthopedic healing, etc.