Epidemic-Pandemic Impacts Inventory (EPII)

Mature healthcare worker posing seeing her son with a window glass separating them to avoid possible contagion

Purpose: The EPII is a tool designed to assess tangible impacts of epidemics and pandemics across personal and social life domains.

Development: Candidate items were constructed by a team of clinical and developmental psychologists with expertise in assessment of stress, trauma, resilience, and coping. Feedback from professionals across multiple disciplines (e.g., social work, pediatrics, medicine, anthropology) was incorporated in selecting and refining final items for of the measure, which was accomplished via expert consensus.

Psychometrics: Because the EPII is newly developed, there are no psychometric properties yet available. Use of the EPII in research studies will help to establish psychometric properties and will likely result in refinement of the tool.

Scoring: Optimal scoring procedures are not yet determined and will be informed by future research.

Permissions: Researchers are welcome and encouraged to use the EPII in their research studies. Researchers may disseminate the survey using a paper format or may convert items to an online survey format so long as the integrity of the instructions and items is maintained. Users shall not modify items without permission from the developers. Please inform us of your intention to use the instrument by sending an email to Dr. Damion Grasso at dgrasso@uchc.edu with the following information: (1) Principal Investigator(s), (2) Purpose of research study, (3) Population(s) studied, and (4) Study location(s). We appreciate your sharing your findings with us and are interested in forming collaboration.

Main Module

English

Grasso, D.J., Briggs-Gowan, M.J., Ford, J.D., and Carter, A.S. (2020). The Epidemic – Pandemic Impacts Inventory (EPII) University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Spanish Translation

Grasso, D.J., Briggs-Gowan, M.J., Ford, J.D., and Carter, A.S. (2020). The Epidemic – Pandemic Impacts Inventory (EPII), Spanish Translation University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Translation Team: Mr. Santiago Kember, Ms. Natalie Frech (Florida International University), Ms. Andrea Chu (Boston Medical Center), Dr. Rocio Chang (University of Connecticut School of Medicine), Dr. Isa Vélez and Ms. Maria del Mar Garcia (Central University of the Caribbean), and Ms. Alison Chavez (University of Massachusetts, Boston).

Brazilian Portuguese Translation

Grasso, D.J., Briggs-Gowan, M.J., Ford, J.D., and Carter, A.S. (2020). The Epidemic – Pandemic Impacts Inventory (EPII), Portuguese Translation University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Translation Team: Ms. Alice Lima, Ms. Acileide Coelho, Dr. Michele Ribeiro, and Dr. Ana Baumann (Washington University in St. Louis).

Urdu Translation

Grasso, D.J., Briggs-Gowan, M.J., Ford, J.D., and Carter, A.S. (2020). The Epidemic – Pandemic Impacts Inventory (EPII), Urdu Translation University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Translation Team: Led by Dr Nazish Imran (King Edward Medical University/mayo Hospital) and Dr. Imran Ijaz Haider (Fatima Memorial College of Medicine and Dentistry/Fatima Memorial Hospital). Assisted by Dr. Irum Aamer, Dr. Imran Sharif, Dr. Rizwan Farooq, Mr. Ahsan Sattar, Ms. Naz Batool, Dr. Sania Mumtaz Tahir, & Dr. Sumbul Liaqat.

Racial/Ethnic Discrimination Addendum

Yang, A., Ablorh, T., Hall, A., Roemer, L., Carter, A.S., Ford, J.D., Briggs-Gowan, M.J., and Grasso, D.J., (2020). The Epidemic – Pandemic Impacts Inventory (EPII) Racial/Ethnic Discrimination Addendum University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Adolescent Adaptation

Morris, A.S., Ratliff, E.L., Grasso, D.J., Briggs-Gowan, M.J., Ford, J.D., and Carter, A.S. (2020). The Epidemic – Pandemic Impacts Inventory Adolescent Adaptation (EPII-A) University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Spanish Translation

Morris, A.S., Ratliff, E.L., Grasso, D.J., Briggs-Gowan, M.J., Ford, J.D., and Carter, A.S. (2020). The Epidemic – Pandemic Impacts Inventory Adolescent Adaptation (EPII-A), Spanish Translation University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
 
Translation Team: Dr. Carolina Salgado (Catholic University of Maule, Chile), Ms. Carolina González (University of Queensland), and Ms. Camila Espinoza (Leiden University). 

Geriatric Adaptation

Manning, K.J., Steffens, D.C., Grasso, D.J., Briggs-Gowan, M.J., Ford, J.D., and Carter, A.S. (2020). The Epidemic – Pandemic Impacts Inventory Geriatric Adaptation (EPII-G) University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Spanish Translation

Manning, K.J., Steffens, D.C., Grasso, D.J., Briggs-Gowan, M.J., Ford, J.D., and Carter, A.S. (2020). The Epidemic – Pandemic Impacts Inventory Geriatric Adaptation (EPII-G), Spanish Translation University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Translation Team: Mr. Santiago Kember, Ms. Natalie Frech (Florida International University), Ms. Andrea Chu (Boston Medical Center), Dr. Rocio Chang (University of Connecticut School of Medicine), Dr. Isa Vélez and Ms. Maria del Mar Garcia (Central University of the Caribbean), and Ms. Alison Chavez (University of Massachusetts, Boston).

Healthcare Supplement

Full Version

Ford, J.D., Carter, A.S., Grasso, D.J., and Briggs-Gowan, M.J. (2020). The Epidemic – Pandemic Impacts Inventory Supplemental Healthcare Module (EPII-SHM) University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Brief Version

Ford, J.D., Carter, A.S., and Grasso, D.J., and Briggs-Gowan, M.J. (2020). The Epidemic – Pandemic Impacts Inventory (EPII) Supplemental Healthcare Module – Brief Version (EPII-SHMb) University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Mental Health Provider Supplement

Full Version

Ford, J.D., Grasso, D.J., Briggs-Gowan, M.J., Carter, A.S., & Kerig, P.K. (2020). The Epidemic – Pandemic Impacts Inventory Supplemental Mental Health Provider Module (EPII-SMHM) University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Brief Version

Ford, J.D., Grasso, D.J., Briggs-Gowan, M.J., Carter, A.S., & Kerig, P.K. (2020). The Epidemic – Pandemic Impacts Inventory Brief Supplemental Mental Health Provider Module (EPII-SHM-Brief) University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Prenatal Supplement

English Present Tense

Briggs-Gowan, M.J., Drury S.S., Carter, A.S., Muzik, M., O’Neill P., Friedman L., Moyer C., Lara-Cinisomo, Gray, S., Ford, J. & Grasso, D.J., (2020). The Epidemic – Pandemic Impacts Inventory Prenatal Supplement (EPII-I) - Present Tense University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

English Past Tense

Briggs-Gowan, M.J., Drury S.S., Carter, A.S., Muzik, M., O’Neill P., Friedman L., Moyer C., Lara-Cinisomo, Gray, S., Ford, J. & Grasso, D.J., (2020). The Epidemic – Pandemic Impacts Inventory Prenatal Supplement (EPII-I) - Past Tense University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Perinatal Labor and Delivery Supplement

English

Briggs-Gowan, M.J., Muzik, M., Drury, S.S., Gaston-Hawkins, L., Moyer, C., Gleason, M. M., Johnson, A., Carter, A.S., Ford, J.D., Grasso, D.J. (2020). The Epidemic – Pandemic Impacts Inventory Labor and Delivery Supplement (EPII-LD) University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Perinatal Healthcare Equity

Drury, S.D., Johnson, A., Lara-Cinisomo, S., Hodnett, D., Gaston-Hawkins, L, O’Neill. P., Friedman, L., Liu, C., Chavez, A., Mayne, C., Carter, A.S. (2020). The Brief Assessment of Perinatal Healthcare Equity Tulane University. 

Infancy Supplement

English

Briggs-Gowan, M.J., Carter, A.S., Gray, S.O., Drury S.S., Moyer, C., Chavez A., Ford, J.D., & Grasso, D.J., (2020). The Epidemic – Pandemic Impacts Inventory Postnatal – Infancy Supplement (EPII-I) University of Connecticut School of Medicine.