Case studies performed as early as 2005 by the California Healthcare Foundation (CHF) provide insight as to why some programs fail, and best practices to help develop successful DSMD
programs that serve the needs of patients while also meeting business objectives.
was 5.41 [+ or -] 1.40 mm (Table 1).
is a brief measure of serious emotional or behavioral disturbance that uses T scores with a mean of 50 and a standard deviation of 10; any T score over 60 is considered clinically significant.
illustrates level of functioning in comparison to a normal group, via behavioral ratings.
Table 2 illustrates the prescriptive nature of the Devereux Quality Indicator Report as it relates to the use of the DSMD
as an outcome measure.
In the analysis that follows, we used the standardized DSMD
total score as the outcome variable.
Among other things, the DSMD
form requires disclosing the highest discount offered each customer class on any product or model within a particular special item number (SIN).
Within this initial stage of treatment, the assigned therapist was given a clinician's packet (which consisted of the Fear Assessment, DSMD
, J-SOAP, and CBCL).
The results of this study showed significant reduction in the overall symptomology, as measured by the CBCL and the DSMD
. Reduction in sympotomology was associated with decreased risk of re-offending.
After a mean number of 12 months in treatment, the assigned therapists (7 TAU and 2 MDT) were administered test packets, which included the CBCL, DSMD
, J-SOAP, and Fear Assessment.
These include the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), the Youth Self-Report (YSR), the Devereux Scales of Mental Disorders (DSMD
), the Fear Assessment [which is a measure of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)], the Beliefs Analysis of Aggression, the Beliefs Analysis of Victims, the Beliefs Analysis of Intimacy, the Beliefs Analysis of Control, the Juvenile Sex Offender Protocol--Adolescent (JSOP-A), and a reading test.