Coping with Health Injuries and Problems (CHIP™)

Coping with Health Injuries and Problems (CHIP™)

Norman Endler, Ph.D., F.R.S.C. , James D.A. Parker, Ph.D.

Age Range: 6 and older
Administration Time: 5–10 minutes
Administration Type: Self-report
Qualification Level B

The CHIP (Coping with Health Injuries and Problems) is a self-report inventory that helps you quickly identify an individual’s typical coping styles and suggests strategies that will best help the individual cope with and overcome his or her health problems. The CHIPS’s 32 items can be rated be most individuals 16 and older in 5 – 10 minutes. Research on the CHIP to Date makes the tool reliable for use with:
• Older adults
• Pain patients
• Cancer Patients
• Psychiatric Patients
• Cardiac Patients
• Sports Injury Patients

In addition to an Inconsistency Index used for detecting an inconsistent response style, the CHIP is comprised of four main scales.

Distraction – The extent to which the respondent uses actions and cognitions that are aimed at avoiding preoccupation with the health problem. This involves thinking about other, usually more pleasant experiences, engaging in unrelated activities, and being in the compnay of others.

Palliative – Describes the “self-help” responses utilized to alleviate the unpleasantness of the situation. This type of coping response includes; making oneself comfortable by changing the surroundings, getting plenty of rest etc. These responses may involve lay beliefs about illness.

Instrumental – Focuses on various Task-Oriented strategies used to deal with the illness. Such coping strategies that can be categorized as active or problem-focused because they indicate that the individual is seeking help for the illness or trying to learn more about it.

Emotional Preoccupation – The extent to which the individual focuses on the emotional consequences of the health problem. These coping behaviours are related to Emotion-Oriented coping and include responses like self-preoccupation and fantasizing.

Reference Name Price VAT applicable
CHIP61 CHIP QuikScore Forms (25/pk) £55.00 Yes
CHIP30 CHIP Complete Kit – Manual and 25 QuikScore Forms £100.00 Yes
CHIP40 CHIP Technical Manual £60.00 No