interRAI
Worldwide

interRAI instruments have been mandated by governments in several countries including Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Belgium, Ireland, Switzerland, Finland, as well as many US states. The map in the link shows where and how the interRAI instruments are being used.

interRAI Google Map »

Watch Our WebTV

CATEGORIES

1interRAI Check-Up Self-Report Instrument

Geriatrician George Heckman speaks about experiences in using the Check-Up tool in primary care and retirement homes in Canada.

FEATURING

George Heckman MD
Magnus Björkgren Ph.D

08:27
English
1/3 videos

2How interRAI Instruments Develop

Instrument System Development (ISD) committee, the vehicle for approving new interRAI instruments and tools.

FEATURING

John Morris Ph.D
Harriet Finne-Soveri, Ph.D, MD

17:33
English
2/3 videos

3interRAI Mental Health Instruments

From screening tools to comprehensive assessments in mental health.

FEATURING

John Hirdes Ph.D
Harriet Finne-Soveri, Ph.D, MD

14:56
English
3/3 videos
1interRAI Check-Up Self-Report Instrument
2How interRAI Instruments Develop
3interRAI Mental Health Instruments

1Mood Disturbances Across the Continuum of Care Based on Self-Report and Clinician Rated Measures

Innovations in the Mental Health Applications of interRAI Assessments

FEATURING

John P. Hirdes
Margaret Saari

32:53
English
1/10 videos

2interRAI Subjective Quality of Life Scale for Mental Health and Addiction Settings

Innovations in the Mental Health Applications of interRAI Assessments

FEATURING

Hao Luo
Alice Hirdes
Jyrki Heikkilä
Kathleen De Cuyper
Chantal Van Audenhove
Margaret Saari
John P. Hirdes

33:08
English
2/10 videos

3Determinants of Non-emergency Use of Control Interventions in Older Canadian Psychiatric Inpatients

Innovations in the Mental Health Applications of interRAI Assessments

FEATURING

Gary Cheung
Tina M. Mah
Yoram Barak
John P. Hirdes

32:01
English
3/10 videos

4Costs and Savings Associated with the Police Use of the interRAI Brief Mental Health Screener

Innovations in the Mental Health Applications of interRAI Assessments

FEATURING

Ron Hoffman
Jeffrey Harman
Heidi Kinsell
Gregory Brown

27:47
English
4/10 videos

5School Disengagement and Mental Health Service Intensity Need Among Clinically Referred Students Utilizing the interRAI ChYMH Instrument

Innovations in the Mental Health Applications of interRAI Assessments

FEATURING

Janell A. Klassen
Shannon L. Stewart
Natalia Lapshina

26:49
English
5/10 videos

6The Forensic Supplement to the interRAI MH Assessment Instrument: Evaluation and Validation of the Problem Behavior Scale

Innovations in the Mental Health Applications of interRAI Assessments

FEATURING

Howard E. Barbaree
Krista Mathias
Brant E. Fries
Greg P. Brown
Shannon L. Stewart
Elke Ham
John P. Hirdes

28:23
English
6/10 videos

7An Examination of Correlates of Quality of Life in Children and Youth with Mental Health Issues

Innovations in the Mental Health Applications of interRAI Assessments

FEATURING

Angela Celebre
Shannon L. Stewart
Laura Theall
Natalia Lapshina

23:50
English
7/10 videos

8An international pilot study of self-reported quality of life in outpatient and inpatient mental health settings

Innovations in the Mental Health Applications of interRAI Assessments

FEATURING

Johanna de Almeida Mello
Hao Luo, Alice Hirdes
Jyrki Heikkilä
Benoite Umubyeyi
Darius Gishoma
Margaret Saari
John P. Hirdes
Chantal Van Audenhove

22:31
English
8/10 videos

9Does the Person-centered Care Model Support the Needs of Long-term Care Residents with Serious Mental Illness and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities?

Innovations in the Mental Health Applications of interRAI Assessments

FEATURING

Elizabeth P. Howard
Lynn Martin
George A. Heckman
John N. Morris

33:07
English
9/10 videos

10Disparities in Utilization of Psychiatry Services Among Home Care Clients: The Tale of Two Canadian Jurisdictions

Innovations in the Mental Health Applications of interRAI Assessments

FEATURING

Jeffrey Poss
Lori Mitchell
Jasmine Mah
Janice Keefe

38:54
English
10/10 videos
1Mood Disturbances Across the Continuum of Care Based on Self-Report and Clinician Rated Measures
2interRAI Subjective Quality of Life Scale for Mental Health and Addiction Settings
3Determinants of Non-emergency Use of Control Interventions in Older Canadian Psychiatric Inpatients
4Costs and Savings Associated with the Police Use of the interRAI Brief Mental Health Screener
5School Disengagement and Mental Health Service Intensity Need Among Clinically Referred Students Utilizing the interRAI ChYMH Instrument
6The Forensic Supplement to the interRAI MH Assessment Instrument: Evaluation and Validation of the Problem Behavior Scale
7An Examination of Correlates of Quality of Life in Children and Youth with Mental Health Issues
8An international pilot study of self-reported quality of life in outpatient and inpatient mental health settings
9Does the Person-centered Care Model Support the Needs of Long-term Care Residents with Serious Mental Illness and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities?
10Disparities in Utilization of Psychiatry Services Among Home Care Clients: The Tale of Two Canadian Jurisdictions

1How Should we Assess Quality of Care?

Discussing quality of care, what it is, and how to measure it.

FEATURING

John Morris Ph.D
Harriet Finne-Soveri, Ph.D, MD

19:23
English
1/1 videos
1How Should we Assess Quality of Care?

1Quality Improvement Initiatives in Finland and Canada

Improving quality of care using interRAI quality indicators and benchmarking.

FEATURING

John Hirdes Ph.D
Harriet Finne-Soveri, Ph.D, MD

11:50
English
1/13 videos

2What can we learn from training interRAI assessors?

The experience of using interRAI assessors with different educational background in New Zealand and Finland.

FEATURING

Brigette Meehan Ph.D, Med
Harriet Finne-Soveri, Ph.D, MD

12:46
English
2/13 videos

3From comprehensive assessment to using different scales and measures

The use of interRAI scales in New Zealand and Finland for care planning and quality improvement.

FEATURING

Brigette Meehan Ph.D, Med
Harriet Finne-Soveri, Ph.D, MD

19:51
English
3/13 videos

4Why was interRAI started and why it is unique?

What we have, that nobody else has, are instruments that go across different sectors.

FEATURING

Brant E Fries
Harriet Finne-Soveri

04:01
English
4/13 videos

5The success of self-reported instruments in South Africa

A lot of people just want to be heard. Many living in the community have health problems that are not being addressed.

FEATURING

Robyn Black
Leon Geffen

03:28
English
5/13 videos

6interRAI promotes the value of sharing data and hope

In Africa we have the double burden of long-term care and transmitted diseases. Therefore, we need good data that can help clinicians, managers, and decision-makers.

FEATURING

Emmanuel Bagaragaza

02:35
English
6/13 videos

7The physiotherapy perspective – interRAI assessments give the therapist the big picture

We like working with people who are passionate about improving care.

FEATURING

Katherine Berg
Caitlin McArthur

03:34
English
7/13 videos

8Why did you become an interRAI member?

I wanted to create my own instrument but then somebody pointed me to inter - Improved patient outcomes, improved care processes, I was really impressed.

FEATURING

Lynn Martin
Hein Van Hout

03:48
English
8/13 videos

9The power of standardized health data in hospitals

Bringing interRAI into the hospital allows us to make data collection more efficient. Hospitals have a tradition of documenting in their own way but could benefit from more standardized documentation.

FEATURING

Samir Sinha
Nathalie Wellens

04:55
English
9/13 videos

10Important policy questions in Iceland and Hong Kong

interRAI provides a platform for organizations to communicate using a common language and where information does not get lost.

FEATURING

Palmi Johnsson
Terry Lum

03:09
English
10/13 videos

11interRAI network for Mental Health

We are trying to use good quality evidence to make a huge impact on the lives of vulnerable people living with mental health concerns.

FEATURING

John Hirdes
Alice Hirdes

03:57
English
11/13 videos

12Why are you here at the interRAI conference?

Interviewing delegates at the interRAI World Conference 2020 in Leuven, Belgium.

01:10
English
12/13 videos

13What is the best thing about interRAI?

Interviewing delegates at the interRAI World Conference 2020 in Leuven, Belgium.

01:06
English
13/13 videos
1Quality Improvement Initiatives in Finland and Canada
2What can we learn from training interRAI assessors?
3From comprehensive assessment to using different scales and measures
4Why was interRAI started and why it is unique?
5The success of self-reported instruments in South Africa
6interRAI promotes the value of sharing data and hope
7The physiotherapy perspective – interRAI assessments give the therapist the big picture
8Why did you become an interRAI member?
9The power of standardized health data in hospitals
10Important policy questions in Iceland and Hong Kong
11interRAI network for Mental Health
12Why are you here at the interRAI conference?
13What is the best thing about interRAI?
interRAI Member Dr. Samir Sinha Honored at Medical Post Awards

interRAI member Dr. Samir Sinha has been selected as a runner-up for the 2022 Medical Post Awards' Media Engagement Award. The Canadian Medical Post Awards support national independent physician voices, contribution to community, and innovative practices. The Media Engagement Award honours a Canadian doctor who is leading change in healthcare through media and social

Read more
interRAI Board of Directors Statement on Ukraine

March 1, 2022

As an international organization focused on the health and well-being of all individuals, interRAI deplores the military attack by Russia on the people of Ukraine. We condemn this aggression in the strongest terms and stand with all those affected by this war instigated by the Putin regime.

interRAI formally declares an end to

Read more
interRAI’s Contribution to Global Mental Health Research

by Dr. John Hirdes, Professor at the University of Waterloo and interRAI Treasurer

Why is mental health important?

Challenges related to mental health affect us all, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only heightened the intensity of those challenges around the world. Prior to the pandemic, over 20% of Canadians reported experiencing problems with mental health or addictions.

Read more

Mission and Vision

interRAI is committed to improving health care across the globe. Whether you’re a community member, care professional, administrator, or policy-maker, our goal is to provide you with reliable, high-quality data that is easy to interpret and share. Through rigorous research and testing, we ensure the reliability and validity of our systems and continuously strive to improve our tools’ usefulness by, for example, making them available in many languages.

Learn more about what we do at interRAI »