is a full-featured software package for IBM & compatibles
that makes the Leisure Diagnostic Battery scoring,
report generating and file maintenance of individual
scores quick and easy. The Windows version of the
LDBScorer is much more powerful and does a lot more
previous DOS version.
TO USE THE LDBScorer
YOU WILL NEED THE LDB FORMS from Venture Publishing. The LDB Manual
Publishing is highly recommended to help
you analyze the scores.
it for free and try it for 30 Days.
is the Leisure Diagnostic Battery?
|The Leisure Diagnostic
Battery (LDB) is a comprehensive battery
designed to assess
an individual's "leisure functioning." Based
on attribution theory, the term "Leisure functioning" describes
how an individual feels about his/her leisure experiences.
The LDB consists of eight components: Perceived
Leisure Competency Scale, Perceived Leisure Control
Scale, Leisure Needs Scale, Depth of Involvement
in Leisure Scale, Playfulness Scale, Perceived Freedom
in Leisure - Total Score, Barriers to Leisure Involvement
Scale, Knowledge of Leisure Opportunities Test, and
Leisure Preference Inventory.
The LDB was developed by Peter
Witt, Texas A&M
University, and Gary Ellis, University of Utah.
The LDBScorer was developed by Charles Dixon, MS,
CTRS to facilitate the scoring of the LDB.
The LDBScorer makes
scoring the Leisure Diagnostic Battery quick and
easy.... simply input the client's endorsed scores...
with practice, you can input scores of both the
Short Version and Barriers scores in 20 seconds
or less!!!! As soon as you finish inputting scores,
the total Perceived Freedom and Barriers scores
are flashed on the monitor. The LDBScorer Short
Version even goes further than providing you with
just the total Freedom score... scores are broken
down by Competence in Leisure, Control in Leisure,
Depth of Involvement, and Leisure Needs to help
you further asses the client. The Preference Inventory
scoring features an on-screen graph of interests
endorsed by the client as you input the scores!
You can score each
client up to 3 times for score comparison.
|Calculating norm scores
after each client takes the LDB is time consuming.
Much time can be wasted calculating and re-calculating
scores as you try to keep an up-to-date local norm
for your agency. The LDBScorer updates your local
norm after each client for the Short Version, Long
Version, and the Barriers scales. You can even maintain
norm scores of any number of population groups.
|Once scores are inputted,
LDBScorer can generate the scores in report form...
ready to be placed in the client's medical chart.
|The LDBScorer maintains
a data base of all your clients for the Short Version,
Barriers Scale, Long Version and Preference Inventories.
You can search records and generate a report
of all you clients. You can even generate a report
and norm scores of clients with specific diagnosis,
clients by population groups (adolescent or adult),
and by date.
You Need to run LDBS
|To use LDBScorer, you
will need an IBM compatible computer with Windows
98 or better operating system. Do note that
the LDBScorer package does not provide the LDB forms.
The forms may be purchased from Venture
Publishing at 814-234-4561. In addition, highly
recommended is the LDB Manual, also from Venture
Publishing, to help you in interpreting the scores.
does it Cost?
LDBScorer is FREE
for 30 days. The cost is $129 for the download