Research instrument source types in CINAHL are records created by CINAHL staff that give us a thorough summary of the test or measure, including its purpose, population, variables measured and the name of the original study where it first appeared.
Field searching allows you to designate one specific field in the CINAHL record within which your term will be searched. These fields include (but are not limited to) Article Title (TI), Author (AU), Author Affiliation (AF), Abstract (AB), Pagination (PG), and Source (SO). For the purpose of this exercise, we will be using Instrumentation (IN),
The next strategy is to change the search dropdown to Instrumentation (IN) field.
To search by an instrument, navigate to CINAHL and in the search box click the "Select a Field (optional)" space and scroll to select Instrumentation (IN).
When you are searching for scales that may have different spellings or codes, try to use the most generic spelling and use a wildcard search