Goal attainment scaling as an outcome measure in randomized controlled trials of psychosocial interventions in autism.

@article{Ruble2012GoalAS,
  title={Goal attainment scaling as an outcome measure in randomized controlled trials of psychosocial interventions in autism.},
  author={Lisa A Ruble and J. McGrew and Michael D. Toland},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2012},
  volume={42 9},
  pages={
          1974-83
        }
}
Goal attainment scaling (GAS) holds promise as an idiographic approach for measuring outcomes of psychosocial interventions in community settings. GAS has been criticized for untested assumptions of scaling level (i.e., interval or ordinal), inter-individual equivalence and comparability, and reliability of coding across different behavioral observation methods. We tested assumptions of equality between GAS descriptions for outcome measurement in a randomized trial (i.e., measurability… CONTINUE READING
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