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Piloting electronic session-by-session monitoring in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: A preliminary study

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Charlotte L. Hall, Maria Moldavsky, John Taylor, Michael Marriott, Robert Goodman, Kapil Sayal, Chris Hollis

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-174
Number of pages4
JournalChild and Adolescent Mental Health
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015

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Background: Recent UK initiatives have advocated the use of session-by-session outcome measurement in CAMHS. However, little is known about the feasibility of this approach. 

Method: The PROMPT study (Patient Reported Outcome Monitoring Progress Tracker) piloted an iPad administered brief session-by-session measure (S × S) related to the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire impact supplement in three CAMHS teams. We report adherence to electronic S × S monitoring and a preliminary analysis of sensitivity to change. 

Results: Adherence to S × S was 57%, which is higher than the completion rates for the standard set of outcome measures usually completed by clinicians and young people. S × S showed some sensitivity to change. 

Conclusions: Session-by-session monitoring in CAMHS is worthy of further pursuit. 

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