An Expanded Version of the Multnomah Community Ability Scale: Anchors and Interview Probes for the Assessment of Adults with Serious Mental Illness

Faith B. Dickerson, Andrea E. Origoni, Andrea Pater, Barrie K. Friedman, William M. Kordonski

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Abstract

Objective clinical assessments are important in psychiatric settings to assess patients' functioning and the outcome of rehabilitation interventions. We developed anchors of the Multnomah Community Ability Scale (MCAS) and tested the interrater reliability of the expanded instrument. Twenty patients receiving psychiatric rehabilitation services participated in a structured interview and were rated by two raters. Intraclass correlation coefficients were .96 for the total and .87-.99 for the subscale scores. The expanded MCAS can serve as a reliable assessment tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-137
Number of pages7
JournalCommunity Mental Health Journal
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Community functioning
  • Evaluation
  • Instrument

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)

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