Common Data Elements: Adult

The following links include reliable and valid data collection forms and scales often sited by funding agencies. These forms are opens source and have been used in adult research populations. These forms/common data elements are listed in alphabetical order. Other reliable and valid forms can be added to this list through a request to the Data Commons.


Cognition-MOCA (social support)

Cognition-Mini Cog




Depression (abbreviated)-PHQ-2

Depression NINR-PROMIS

Quality of Life-SF36

Quality of Life-PROMIS-Affective Wellbeing

Quality of Life-PROMIS Global Health

Self-Management- PROMIS Self-efficacy

Self-Management-PROMIS Self-Regulation

Stress-Perceived Stress Scale