EVALUATION OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAMS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 16819
Amount: $420,012.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Radnor Plz, 320 King Of Prussia Rd, Radnor, PA, 19087
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Grant Grissom
 (215) 688-2700
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE GOAL OF THE PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP A SUMMATIVE EVALUATIONPROCESS FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAMS. THE EVALUATION DESIGN IS UNIQUE IN PROVIDING FOR (1) BASELINE CO-MORBIDITY MEASURES, (2) MEASURES OF SERVICES PROVIDED TO THE CLIENT, AND (3) SIX MONTH POST-DISCHARGE FOLLOW-UP WITH IMPROVEMENT CHANGE SCORES COMPARED AGAINST SIMILAR CLIENT SUBGROUPS FROM A LARGE EXISTING DATA BASE. THE ADDITION SEVERITY INDEX (ASI) AND THE TREATMENT SERVICES REVIEW (TSR) WILL BE USED TO MEASURE CO-MORBIDITY AND SERVICES RECEIVED; THE RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF BOTH INSTRUMENTS HAS BEEN DOCUMENTED IN EARLIER RESEARCH. THE PROJECT BUILDS UPON A DECADE OF FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH IN TREATMENT EFFECTIVENESS. PHASE I GOALS ARE TO COMPLETE THE DESIGN OF THE EVALUATION SYSTEM, BEGIN CONSTRUCTION OF A TSR DATA BASE, AND SELECT AN ASI-BASED ADOLESCENT MEASURE. IN PHASE II THE EVALUATION PROCESS WILLBE PILOT-TESTED, AND EXTENDED TO INCLUDE ADOLESCENT PROGRAMS. COMMERCIAL APPLICATION IS IN PROVIDING SYSTEMATIC, SCIENTIFICALLY SOUND, INDEPENDENT EVALUATION SERVICES TO PROGRAMS IN BOTH THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS, WISHING TO MEASURE AND IMPROVE THEIR EFFECTIVENESS, OR RESPONDING TO FEDERAL OR PRIVATE SECTOR (E. G., MANAGED CARE) PRESSURES TODEMONSTRATE EFFECTIVENESS. THE GOAL OF THE PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP A SUMMATIVE EVALUATIONPROCESS FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAMS. THE EVALUATION DESIGN IS UNIQUE IN PROVIDING FOR (1) BASELINE CO-MORBIDITY MEASURES, (2) MEASURES OF SERVICES PROVIDED TO THE CLIENT, AND (3) SIX MONTH POST-DISCHARGE FOLLOW-UP WITH IMPROVEMENT CHANGE SCORES COMPARED AGAINST SIMILAR CLIENT SUBGROUPS FROM A LARGE EXISTING DATA BASE. THE ADDITION SEVERITY INDEX (ASI) AND THE TREATMENT SERVICES REVIEW (TSR) WILL BE USED TO MEASURE CO-MORBIDITY AND SERVICES RECEIVED; THE RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF BOTH INSTRUMENTS HAS BEEN DOCUMENTED IN EARLIER RESEARCH. THE PROJECT BUILDS UPON A DECADE OF FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH IN TREATMENT EFFECTIVENESS. PHASE I GOALS ARE TO COMPLETE THE DESIGN OF THE EVALUATION SYSTEM, BEGIN CONSTRUCTION OF A TSR DATA BASE, AND SELECT AN ASI-BASED ADOLESCENT MEASURE. IN PHASE II THE EVALUATION PROCESS WILLBE PILOT-TESTED, AND EXTENDED TO INCLUDE ADOLESCENT PROGRAMS. COMMERCIAL APPLICATION IS IN PROVIDING SYSTEMATIC, SCIENTIFICALLY SOUND, INDEPENDENT EVALUATION SERVICES TO PROGRAMS IN BOTH THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS, WISHING TO MEASURE AND IMPROVE THEIR EFFECTIVENESS, OR RESPONDING TO FEDERAL OR PRIVATE SECTOR (E. G., MANAGED CARE) PRESSURES TODEMONSTRATE EFFECTIVENESS.

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