Development of the clinically adaptive multidimensional outcome survey
psychotherapy outcomes, routine outcome monitoring, practice-based evidence, validity, psychometrics, hermeneutics
Objective: Routine outcome monitoring (ROM) has been strongly endorsed by psychotherapy researchers, but has yet to achieve widespread implementation in clinical settings. This article describes the development of the Clinically Adaptive Multidimensional Outcome Survey (CAMOS), an innovative ROM system that allows for local adaptation while providing high quality data. Method: Three-hundred and four clients at a university counseling center and 211 female patients at an eating disorder treatment facility were administered the CAMOS at intake, and 118 took the CAMOS at both intake and discharge. Two models were developed and compared. Both models were developed using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Results: A five-factor model was found to have the best model fit, internal consistency, convergent validity, and discriminant validity. Conclusions: The CAMOS has evidence to support its reliability and validity as a measure of various dimensions of distress. Distinctive tailoring features of the CAMOS compared to other ROM measures are described.
Original Publication Citation
Sanders, P. W., Richards, P. S., & McBride, J. A. (2017). Development of the clinically adaptive multidimensional outcome survey. Psychotherapy Research.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Sanders, Peter W.; Richards, P. Scott; and McBride, Jason A., "Development of the clinically adaptive multidimensional outcome survey" (2016). Faculty Publications. 3841.
David O. McKay School of Education
Counseling Psychology and Special Education
Society for Psychotherapy Research
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