Assessment of fluctuating feelings and enduring affect states in individuals aged 13 to 50+
The Profile of Mood States Second Edition (POMS 2) instruments assess the mood states of individuals 13 years of age and older. A revision of the Profile of Mood States®, the self-report scales are a collection of tools that allow for the quick assessment of transient, fluctuating feelings and enduring affect states. This tool is applicable in clinical, medical, research, and athletic settings, where its sensitivity to change makes the assessment ideal for treatment monitoring and evaluation, as well as clinical trials.
Established clinical and research utility
Large normative samples representative of the U.S. population
Updated adult norms that include norm groups for 18–29, 30–49, and 50+, as well as the option of a 60+ norm group
A new youth version for individuals 13–17 years old
Full-length and short versions available to suit varying assessor needs
Flexible administration options—online and paper forms
Easy administration, scoring, and interpretation of results
Assessment Reports provide detailed information about scores from a single administration, presented both numerically and graphically. An individual's scores are compared to those in the normative sample and elevations at the scale and subscale level are indicated. Progress Reports compare the results of two to four administrations for the same individual to measure changes over time. These reports are ideal to use when monitoring treatment and intervention effectiveness.
The POMS 2 covers two age ranges: adults 18 and older (POMS 2-A) and adolescents 13 to 17 years of age (POMS 2-Y). Both POMS 2 instruments are available as full-length and short versions and can be administered using online or paper-and-pencil formats. All formats are scored online using the MHS Online Assessment Center.
POMS 2 Full-Length Versions
The POMS 2–A is comprised of 65 items, while the POMS 2–Y is comprised of 60. These full-length versions yield several scale scores: Anger-Hostility, Confusion-Bewilderment, Depression-Dejection, Fatigue-Inertia, Tension-Anxiety, and Vigor-Activity. Total Mood Disturbance is a function of these six scale scores. The Friendliness scale is scored separately. These comprehensive versions are recommended for use when a thorough evaluation of mood is desired.
POMS 2 Short Versions
The POMS 2 short versions contain a subset of 35 items from the full-length versions. This subset comprises those five items on each of the POMS 2–A and POMS 2–Y scales that exhibited good item-total correlations and best predicted their respective scale scores. Short versions provide an efficient means for determining the need for additional assessment or services. These versions are useful when cursory evaluations or multiple administrations are required for monitoring and evaluating treatment/intervention programs.
With an equal number of male and female individuals in each age band, the normative sample for the POMS 2–A and the POMS 2–A Short includes 1,000 self-reports and is representative of the general U.S. population in terms of ethnicity/race and parental education level.
The normative data sample for the POMS 2-Y and the POMS 2-Y Short includes 500 self-report raters aged 13 to 17 years, with an equal number of female and male individuals from each age. It is representative of the general U.S. population in terms of ethnicity/race and parental education level.
Assess easily online from anywhere. Includes automatic scoring and report generation.
Requires software. Includes automatic scoring and report generation.
QuikScore forms are scored by hand without reports.