Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR) Publications

Title

Methodological issues in assertive community treatment studies

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; Center for Health Policy and Research; Clinical and Population Health Research

Publication Date

1998-05-20

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Bias (Epidemiology); *Community Mental Health Services; Data Interpretation, Statistical; *Deinstitutionalization; Humans; Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care); numerical data; Psychotic Disorders; Research

Disciplines

Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Public Health

Abstract

Recent evaluations of ACT programs have produced equivocal findings, often leading to the invocation of methodological problems as responsible for the lack of positive results. This paper discusses issues of theory and methodology as they pertain to improving research of ACT, with particular attention paid to issues of sampling, process evaluation, measurement, and data analysis.

Source

Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1998 Apr;68(2):246-60.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The American journal of orthopsychiatry

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

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