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Fidelity Criteria: Development, Measurement, and Validation
Fidelity may be defined as the extent to which delivery of an intervention adheres to the protocol or program model originally developed. Expand
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Program fidelity in assertive community treatment: development and use of a measure.
Assertive community treatment (ACT) is a complex community-based service approach to helping people with severe mental disorders live successfully in the community. Effective replication of the modelExpand
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Diagnosis of alcohol use disorders in schizophrenia.
Alcohol use disorders are common comorbid conditions in schizophrenia, and their presence is associated with poor adjustment and poor treatment response. Standard alcohol assessment instruments haveExpand
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Effective treatment relationships for persons with serious psychiatric disorders: the importance of attachment states of mind.
Participants were 54 clients with serious psychiatric disorders and 21 clinical case managers. Clients' serious psychiatric disorders included Axis I diagnoses, such as schizophrenia and bipolarExpand
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Assertive community treatment for patients with co-occurring severe mental illness and substance use disorder: a clinical trial.
Integrated mental health and substance abuse treatment within an assertive community treatment (ACT) approach was compared to that within a standard case management approach for 223 patients withExpand
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Service system integration, access to services, and housing outcomes in a program for homeless persons with severe mental illness.
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the hypothesis that greater integration and coordination between agencies within service systems is associated with greater accessibility of services and improvedExpand
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Effects of participation in consumer-operated service programs on both personal and organizationally mediated empowerment: results of multisite study.
The number of empowerment-oriented consumer-operated service programs (COSPs) in mental health has increased dramatically over the past decade; however, little empirical evidence exists about theExpand
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Characteristics and experiences of adults with a serious mental illness who were involved in the criminal justice system.
OBJECTIVE This study identified characteristics and experiences of arrestees and jail inmates with a serious mental illness that were associated with misdemeanor and felony arrests and additionalExpand
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Is it ACT yet? real-world examples of evaluating the degree of implementation for assertive community treatment
Despite growing interest in assessment of program implementation, little is known about the best way to evaluate whether a particular program has implemented the intended service to a level that isExpand
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The TMACT: A New Tool for Measuring Fidelity to Assertive Community Treatment
BACKGROUND: Fidelity assessment is important for implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs), including assertive community treatment (ACT). OBJECTIVES: The TMACT, an enhanced fidelity tool,Expand
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