Developing a clinical assessment model suited to use in an agency providing short-term substance use treatment: findings from a Delphi survey of expert opinion

Pulford, Justin, Adams, Peter and Sheridan, Janie (2009) Developing a clinical assessment model suited to use in an agency providing short-term substance use treatment: findings from a Delphi survey of expert opinion. Administration And Policy In Mental Health And Mental Health Services Research, 36 5: 322-330. doi:10.1007/s10488-009-0223-1


Author Pulford, Justin
Adams, Peter
Sheridan, Janie
Title Developing a clinical assessment model suited to use in an agency providing short-term substance use treatment: findings from a Delphi survey of expert opinion
Journal name Administration And Policy In Mental Health And Mental Health Services Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0894-587X
1573-3289
Publication date 2009-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10488-009-0223-1
Open Access Status
Volume 36
Issue 5
Start page 322
End page 330
Total pages 9
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper presents findings from a Delphi survey of expert opinion asking participants (n = 18), all recruited from specialist alcohol and other drug treatment services, to identify the minimum level of clinical assessment information they would be willing to collect during a single treatment opportunity of 60-min in duration. The expert sample collectively identified 27 assessment items, 7 of which subsequently met the Delphi consensus criteria. All participants considered the resulting model (7 items) to be clinically appropriate under normal circumstances; however, many stated they would be reluctant to strictly adhere to the model if it were implemented in practice. Participants suggested it would take them, on average, 40-min out of the 60-min intervention opportunity to collect the stated assessment information.
Keyword Treatment-fit
Dropout
Delphi
Clinical assessment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Public Health Publications
 
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