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.
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.
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.
Session-by-session monitoring in CAMHS is worthy of further pursuit.
Hall, C. L., Moldavsky, M., Taylor, J. A., Marriott, M., Goodman, R., Sayal, K., & Hollis, C. (2015). Innovations in practice: piloting electronic session-by-session monitoring in child and adolescent mental health : a preliminary study. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 20(3), https://doi.org/10.1111/camh.12066