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Monitoring Treatment Progress and Providing Feedback is Viewed Favorably but Rarely Used in Practice

Overview of attention for article published in Administration & Policy in Mental Health & Mental Health Services Research, September 2016
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Title
Monitoring Treatment Progress and Providing Feedback is Viewed Favorably but Rarely Used in Practice
Published in
Administration & Policy in Mental Health & Mental Health Services Research, September 2016
DOI 10.1007/s10488-016-0763-0
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Amanda Jensen-Doss, Emily M. Becker Haimes, Ashley M. Smith, Aaron R. Lyon, Cara C. Lewis, Cameo F. Stanick, Kristin M. Hawley

Abstract

Numerous trials demonstrate that monitoring client progress and using feedback for clinical decision-making enhances treatment outcomes, but available data suggest these practices are rare in clinical settings and no psychometrically validated measures exist for assessing attitudinal barriers to these practices. This national survey of 504 clinicians collected data on attitudes toward and use of monitoring and feedback. Two new measures were developed and subjected to factor analysis: The monitoring and feedback attitudes scale (MFA), measuring general attitudes toward monitoring and feedback, and the attitudes toward standardized assessment scales-monitoring and feedback (ASA-MF), measuring attitudes toward standardized progress tools. Both measures showed good fit to their final factor solutions, with excellent internal consistency for all subscales. Scores on the MFA subscales (Benefit, Harm) indicated that clinicians hold generally positive attitudes toward monitoring and feedback, but scores on the ASA-MF subscales (Clinical Utility, Treatment Planning, Practicality) were relatively neutral. Providers with cognitive-behavioral theoretical orientations held more positive attitudes. Only 13.9 % of clinicians reported using standardized progress measures at least monthly and 61.5 % never used them. Providers with more positive attitudes reported higher use, providing initial support for the predictive validity of the ASA-MF and MFA. Thus, while clinicians report generally positive attitudes toward monitoring and feedback, routine collection of standardized progress measures remains uncommon. Implications for the dissemination and implementation of monitoring and feedback systems are discussed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 5%
Unknown 42 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 16%
Researcher 7 16%
Student > Master 6 14%
Student > Bachelor 2 5%
Other 9 20%
Unknown 5 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 25 57%
Social Sciences 5 11%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 2%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 2%
Unspecified 1 2%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 9 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 September 2016.
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#2,098,128
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Outputs from Administration & Policy in Mental Health & Mental Health Services Research
#70
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#60,534
of 262,423 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Administration & Policy in Mental Health & Mental Health Services Research
#4
of 17 outputs
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