Profile of Mood States

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Abbreviation
POMS
Description

Since its release in 1971, the POMS assessment has proven itself to be an excellent measure of affective mood state fluctuation in a wide variety of populations including psychiatric outpatients, medical patients, and in sports psychology. It is suitable for individuals aged 18 and older, and can be completed individually or in groups. The POMS Standard uses a 65-item, 5-point adjective rating scale, while the POMS Brief is based on 30 questions. Both versions of POMS measure six identifiable mood or affective states: Tension-Anxiety, Depression-Dejection, Anger-Hostility, Vigor-Activity, Fatigue-Inertia, and Confusion-Bewilderment.

Category
Mental Health
Subcategory
General/Multiple Disorders

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