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Development of Recovery Curves for the Life Status Questionnaire as a Means of Identifying Patients at Risk for Psychotherapy Treatment Failure

Title: The Development of Recovery Curves for the Life Status Questionnaire as a Means of Identifying Patients at Risk for Psychotherapy Treatment Failure.
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Name(s): Thompson, Kara Cattani, author
Boroto, Daniel R., professor directing dissertation
Figley, Charles R., outside committee member
Lambert, Michael J., committee member
Megargee, Edwin I., committee member
Sachs-Ericsson, Natalie J., committee member
Smith, James C., committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The aim of this study was to create a model for tracking individual patients' progress across psychotherapy. This model provides a system for clinicians and researchers to identify cases at risk for treatment failure. A large national database of repeated administrations of the Life Status Questionnaire was used to develop anempirically based statistical model. The model displayed estimated recovery curves with corresponding prediction intervals for patients entering therapy across a range of frequently occurring intake scores. The recovery curves were replicated on an independent sample of patients. There was no evidence of statistically meaningful differences between the slopes or intercepts of the recovery curves. Additionally, the model was able to identify 95% of cases whose final treatment outcome status was considered a treatment failure. These findings indicate confidence in the reliability and criterion validity of the model. This study provided the foundation for establishing an effective system of clinician feedback in a routine practice setting. It is hoped that the use of this system will supplement carefully developed treatment plans and make good therapists even better.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-1558 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation Submitted to the Department of Psychology in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2003.
Date of Defense: April 25, 2003.
Keywords: Identifying Patients at Risk for Psychotherpy Treatment
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Daniel R. Boroto, Professor Directing Dissertation; Charles R. Figley, Outside Committee Member; Michael J. Lambert, Committee Member; Edwin I. Megargee, Committee Member; Natalie J. Sachs-Ericsson, Committee Member; James C. Smith, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-1558
Owner Institution: FSU

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Thompson, K. C. (2003). The Development of Recovery Curves for the Life Status Questionnaire as a Means of Identifying Patients at Risk for Psychotherapy Treatment Failure. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-1558