Past Reports and Presentations
For more information on reports and projects (current & past), please contact Dennis McBride, Research Director, WIMHRT at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Evaluation of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs
Validation Study of GAIN-SS
The Global Appraisal of Individual Needs – Short Screener (GAIN-SS) is the only instrument that is brief, of minimal cost, and screens for chemical dependency and mental disorders simultaneously, and has been used with both adolescents and adults. The purpose of the GAIN SS Validation Study was twofold: 1) to validate the GAIN-SS with an independent measure of mental and substance use disorders; and 2) to determine optimum cut-off scores for the different GAIN-SS subscales.
Two-hundred and one persons from an urban medical facility participated in the study. Participants were recruited from a range of service settings including: (a) an urgent care facility, (b) medical/surgical emergency services and inpatient units, (c) psychiatric emergency services and inpatient units, (d) an addiction treatment clinic, and (e) a psychiatric rehabilitation clinic for the severely and persistently mentally ill. Participants were administered a battery of instruments including the GAIN-SS; the MINI International Neuropsychiatric Interview; and the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Scale.”
Western State Hospital Consumer & Family Satisfaction Surveys
Consumers and visitors of consumers at Western State Hospital were surveyed over several years to gain their perspective on the quality of care, services, and hospital environment. The items inquired specifically about
- Participation in treatment
- Appropriateness and quality of service
- Outcomes of service
- Communication and information regarding treatment
- Hospital environment
- General satisfaction
Additional items included demographic questions for consumers and the number of visits and relationship to the consumer for visitors. Open-ended questions were also asked to obtain information on what consumers and visitors think are the best and worst attributes of WSH and what they think could improve consumer treatment. Consumers were interviewed face-to-face. Visitors were surveyed by telephone.