Scales to Evaluate Quality of Medication Management: Development and Psychometric Properties

Abstract

This paper describes the psychometric properties of two fidelity scales created as part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsored medication management toolkit and their metric properties when used in 26 public mental health clinics with 50 prescribers. A 23-item scale, based on chart reviews, was developed to assess whether prescribers are following good medication practices, in conjunction with a 17-item scale to assess organizational support for and evaluation of prescriber adherence to recommended medication-related practices. Fundamental gaps in routine practice, including poor documentation of medication history and infrequent monitoring of symptoms and side effects were found.

DOI: 10.1007/s10488-009-0209-z

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@article{Taylor2009ScalesTE, title={Scales to Evaluate Quality of Medication Management: Development and Psychometric Properties}, author={Amanda C. Taylor and Gary R Bond and Jack Tsai and Patricia B. Howard and Peggy L El-Mallakh and Molly T. Finnerty and Edith Kealey and Britt J Myrhol and Karin Kalk and Neal Adams and Alexander Luke Miller}, journal={Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research}, year={2009}, volume={36}, pages={247-254} }