ERIC Number: ED352401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
A Consumer's Guide to Mental Health Treatment Outcome Measures.
Pfeiffer, Steven I.; And Others
A simple way of comparing the more widely used measures of the outcomes of mental health treatment is offered through this list of measures that includes both practical information and information about psychometric considerations. Each review contains information about the format, practicality (administration time and scoring), reliability, validity, and normative sample. In all, 46 tests are evaluated and grouped in the following categories: (1) 15 behavior rating scales; (2) 5 structured clinical interviews; (3) 7 personality inventories; (4) 4 global functioning scales; and (5) 15 specialized assessment measures. The sample of outcome measures listed is intended to be a useful and simple analytic framework to which any potential outcome measure could be compared. Eleven tables summarize characteristics of the measures. (SLD)
Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association of Children's Residential Centers, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Devereux Foundation, Devon, PA. Inst. for Research and Training.