Here is an efficient guide to measuring and graphing behavioral outcomes, and letting the results influence clinical decisions. The authors, all clinical psychologists, describe how the `continuous' measurement of outcomes can document clinical results and provide practical methods for clinicians to routinely get and use credible, precise data. They provide numerous clinical examples that illustrate how behavioral health outcomes can be measured directly and simply.
1. Why Get Quantitative Outcome Information on Clients? 2. Targeting Behaviors to Measure and Change. 3. Defining and Measuring Target Behaviors. 4. Using Checklists and Rating Scales. 5. Arranging the Data in Graphs. 6. Engaging the Child and Family in Collecting and Using Clinical Data. 7. Interpreting Data. 8. Troubleshooting the Problems. 9. Case Illustrations. References. Appendix: General Forms. ABC Recording Forms. Frequency Recording Forms. Duration Recording. Interval/Momentary Time Sampling Recording. Checklists. Rating Scales/Quality Recording. Cue-Effectiveness Recording. Miscellaneous Other Forms. Index.