The Mental Health Statistics Improvement Project (MHSIP) Consumer Surveys focus on the care received in the community mental health treatment settings. The surveys ask about care and treatment in a number of domains including: Access to Treatment, Appropriateness of Treatment, Outcome of Treatment, Participation in Treatment Planning, Satisfaction with Treatment, Improvement in Functioning, Social Connectedness, and Cultural Sensitivity (Family and Youth Survey only). The adult survey also includes a number of health questions including smoking status, height and weight, other health problems, and the number of healthy days the person experienced over the previous month. The surveys have been used by SCDMH since 1998. Data from the surveys are used for accreditation, accountability, reporting and performance improvement. MHSIP is conducted annually.
The Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) is a numeric scale (0 through 100) used by mental health clinicians and physicians to rate subjectively the social, occupational, and psychological functioning of adults, e.g., how well or adaptively one is meeting various problems-in-living. It is used to assess adults 18 years and older. GAF is used at the onset of treatment, during treatment and upon discharge.
The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) is a reliable and valid assessment tool by which parents or other individuals who know the child well rate a child's problem behaviors and competencies. This checklist can either be self-administered or administered through an interview. The CBCL can also be used to measure a child's change in behavior over time or following a treatment. CBCL is used at the onset of treatment and upon discharge.