The Development of an Individualized, Problem-Oriented Psychiatric Outcome Measure
Date of Original Version
The authors use the development of one individualized mental health outcome measure, the Major Problem Rating System, to examine psychometric problems for instruments tailored to individual patients. A 280-item computer interview taken by the patient at the outset of treatment solves some reliability and validity problems by standardizing the menu from which a unique set ofproblems is derived Follow-up improvement ratings are made only for baseline-identifiedproblems. Decisions in the design of an individualized measure, testretest reliability, patterns of internal relationships among subscales, and external relationships with other outcome measures are provided. © 1989, SAGE PUBLICATIONS, INC. All rights reserved.
Evaluation & the Health Professions
Stevenson, John, Leigh Mccullough, Robert Stout, and Richard Longabaugh. "The Development of an Individualized, Problem-Oriented Psychiatric Outcome Measure." Evaluation & the Health Professions 12, 2 (1989): 134-158. doi:10.1177/016327878901200202.