The Systemic Clinical Outcome and Routine Evaluation version 15 (SCORE-15) is an assessment used to assess for clinical change in family functioning. The SCORE-15 has been demonstrated in the past to be a reliable and valid measure for assessing for clinical change and is largely used throughout the UK. However, the SCORE-15 lacks the ability to determine whether an individual's change in family functioning is clinically significant. This study aims to establish a reliable change index and clinical cutoff score based on a US sample so that researchers and clinicians can determine clinically significant change. A sample of 63 clinical participants and 244 community participants completed the SCORE-15, including 165 community participants who completed the SCORE-15 a second time. Results established a cutoff of 51.92 and a reliable change index of 17.51 for the SCORE-15. This indicates that therapy clients who improve their SCORE-15 score by at least 17.5 points and who cross the threshold of 52 during the course of therapy are considered to have experienced clinical significant improvement.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Marriage and Family Therapy
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Nebeker Adams, Cara Ann, "The Development of a Reliable Change Index and Cutoff for the SCORE-15" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 7694.
systemic therapy, family functioning, SCORE-15, RCI, clinical cut-off