Evidence based assessment
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|Steps 1-2: Preparation phase|
|Steps 3-5: Prediction phase|
|Steps 6-9: Prescription phase|
|Steps 10-12: Process/progress/outcome phase|
|Evidence based assessment|
Evidence-based assessment (EBA) refers to the use of research and theory to guide the choices about what to measure, how to measure it, and what to do next based on the results during a clinical evaluation. Even when using scores from tests that have shown good results psychometrically in similar settings, the assessment process is inherently a decision-making task in which the clinician must iteratively formulate and test hypotheses by integrating data that are often incomplete and inconsistent. EBA has been found to help clinicians in cognitively debiasing their clinical decisions.
The EBA model combines skills, tools, and strategies to work more efficiently and accurately. It is possible to gather the pieces in a "just in time" way, developing questions and searching for answers based on a particular patient's needs. This sort of case-based, experiential learning makes the concepts more clear and memorable, and keeps everything connected to practical choices and actions. Asking answerable clinical questions is a core skill to updating our practices and staying fresh as a clinician and relevant as a researcher.
- "What Questionnaire Should I Use?": Disorder screener cheatcheat for clinicians: A one-stop shop to view/download the best-quality measures for clinicians. Sorted by disorder, sortable by age range and has parent- and self- reported measures.
- EBA Clinicians' Manual: Our effort to manualize the teaching and application of EBA principles. It's like an EBA textbook!
- Assessment portfolios by disorder (under construction): Categorized by disorder, this resource lists the best-quality assessment measures.
- Psychological measures: All of the assessment measures that we have worked on. Includes scoring information.
- Clinical vignettes: Applying EBA principles to clinical cases.
- Helpful assessment references: Split by adult/child, this page lists resources for those who want to read more about EBA.
- Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) workshop series: A researcher resource, this is our effort to make research papers more clinically significant. Provides a framework for running ROC analyses.
EBA clinicians' manual
We are working to build a step-by-step evidence-based assessment manual that clinicians can follow along, with built-in examples. This is under construction.
This list describes the four discrete assessment phases of evidence based assessment, and the twelve steps that a clinician should follow to practice evidence-based assessment.
- Preparation phase
- Prediction phase
- Prescription phase
- Process phase
- Helping Give Away Psychological Science, a student club system across the USA dedicated to disseminating top-quality psychological science
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