ERIC Number: ED460535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Development of the Adolescent Treatment Outcomes Module (ATOM).
Robbins, James M.; Taylor, Lynn
This paper summarizes the development of the Adolescent Treatment Outcome Module (ATOM) to monitor the outcomes of mental health treatment of adolescents with emotional or behavioral problems. The module is intended to: provide reliable and valid information about outcomes of mental health care; be applicable across severity levels, clinical settings, interventions, and population groups; and be brief and inexpensive to administer. The module is composed of seven domains: (1) focal problems; (2) diagnostic assessment in five diagnostic categories; (3) multidimensional assessment of functional impairment; (4) family burden; (5) acceptability of treatment; (6) prognostic or risk-adjustment factors that may influence treatment outcome; and (7) assessment of the amount and quality of treatment received. (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Emotional Disturbances, Evaluation Methods, Mental Health Programs, Outcomes of Treatment, Program Development
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: A System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base. Proceedings of the Annual Research Conference (9th, Tampa, FL, February 26-28, 1996); see EC 306 844.