Development and initial validation of a brief mental health outcome measure.

@article{Blais1999DevelopmentAI,
  title={Development and initial validation of a brief mental health outcome measure.},
  author={Mark A. Blais and William R. Lenderking and Lee Baer and A deLorell and K{\"a}tlin Peets and Leslie Leahy and Cathy Burns},
  journal={Journal of personality assessment},
  year={1999},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={359-73}
}
Using a combination of classical test theory and Rasch item analysis, we developed a short scale designed to measure the effectiveness of mental health treatment across a wide range of mental health services and populations. Item development for the scale was guided by literature review and interviews with senior clinicians and with patients. Using 3 different samples consisting of inpatients, outpatients, and nonpatients, we reduced our initial item pool from 81 to 10 items. The 10-item scale… CONTINUE READING
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