Obtain & Administer Measures


PDFs of ASCQ-MeSM measures need no preparation, are “respondent ready” and are available for free.

ASCQ-Me measures are copyrighted. All English and Spanish version of ASCQ-Me are publicly available for use in one’s individual research, clinical practice, educational assessment, or other application without licensing or royalty fees. Commercial users must seek permission to use, reproduce, or distribute measures. Integration into proprietary technology requires written permission. Read the ASCQ-Me Terms and Conditions of Use for more information.


ASCQ-Me measures can be administered in two ways:

  • On paper (short forms only)
  • By computer

Computer Administration

ASCQ-Me Computer Adaptive Tests (CATs) require computer administration. ASCQ-Me CATs and short forms are available in:

  • Assessment CenterSM: a web-based data collection platform. Learn more>>

Best Practices in Administration

  • ASCQ-Me self-report measures are intended to be completed by the respondent without help from anyone else.
  • Keep respondents’ privacy in mind, but have staff readily available to help with any technology issues that may arise.
  • It is acceptable for staff to define a term (e.g., “nausea”), but not to define a concept where the respondent’s subjective interpretation is the goal of the question (e.g., “quality of life”).
  • Utilize the same method (e.g., computer, telephone or paper) and mode (e.g., self vs. interviewer) of administration.
  • In clinical settings, give respondents the optimal time needed to provide complete data at the appropriate time (e.g., before/after clinician visits, or in between visits). This may depend on the study aims and/or clinic work flow.
  • The text and responses of ASCQ-Me items cannot be altered in any way and still be considered a ASCQ-Me item. Users are welcome to modify the items, but cannot refer to these modified items as ASCQ-Me and we have no data about whether or not this modified version would have the same psychometric properties as the original ASCQ-Me item.  If you do modify items, please clearly specify in what ways the items were modified in any publications or other publicly disseminated work products.