Herth Hope Index (HHI)

1.    I have a positive outlook toward life
2.    I have short and/or long-range goals
3.    I feel alone
4.    I can see possibilities in the midst of difficulties
5.    I have faith that gives me comfort
6.    I feel scared about my future
7.    I can recall happy/joyful times
8.    I have deep inner strength
9.    I am able to give and receive caring/love
10.I have a sense of direction
11.I believe that each day has potential
12.I feel my life has value and worth
Note: 1999 items 2 and 4 reworded.
Strongly Disagree‚ Disagree‚ Agree‚ Strongly Agree
This instrument can be found at: http://www.npcrc.org/files/news/herth_hope_index.pdf 

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Abdi‚ N.‚ Asadi‐Lari‚ M .‚ (2011). Standardization of Three Hope Scales‚ as Possible Measures at the End of Life‚ in Iranian Population. Iranian Journal of Cancer Prevention‚ 4(2)‚ 71-77.

Kaye Herth. (1991‚1992). Herth Hope Index. In: Simmons C. A.‚ Lehmann P. (eds). Tools for strengths-based assessment and evaluation‚ New York‚ NY: Springer‚ pp. 197-199. (2013). Google Scholar