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Treatment unit form (TUF)

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Acronym:

TUF

Author/Developer / Address:

Professor Anna Kokkevi
University Mental Health Research Institute
72-74 Vas. Sophias Av.,
115 28, Athens
akokke@mail.ariadne-t.gr

Publication dates:

 1997

Description / Type of Assessment:

The Treatment Unit Form is a questionnaire to be filled in by Drug Abuse Treatment Units. There are two formats of the TUF: the Form A "TUF(A)" is to be completed by Structured Units/programmes, while the Form B TUF(B) is to be completed by Low Threshold Units / Programmes.

Primary use / Purpose:

The TUF was spinned-off within the Working Group 4 of the Cost-A-6 programme. The development and piloting of TUF was financed by the EMCDDA. The aim was to make available an instrument applicable in Europe that provides a descriptive profile of the characteristics of the existing treatment services while accounting for their diversity.

Domains measured / Life Areas / Problems Assessed:

The current versions of the TUF cover the following areas:

TUF - A (9 Domains):
Identification information
Treatment Unit/programme characteristics
Treatment planning/approach/goals/services
Assessment of clients
Completion of treatment
Staffing
Finances
Evaluation
Changes in the treatment unit/programme.

TUF - B (6 Domains):
Identification information
Low threshold treatment unit/programme characteristics
Staffing
Finances
Evaluation
Changes in the treatment unit/programme.

Population:

Directors, managers or responsible people of treatment programs for drug misuse.

Administration / Completion Time:

Approx. 30 - 45 min. It might take longer depending on the availability of data at the treatment unit.

Scoring Procedures:

Not applicable

Scoring Time:

Not applicable

Credentials/Training:

A five-hour training to ensure familiarisation with the instrument

Practicability / usefulness:

It provides a complete and detailed profile of the structural and functional characteristics of the treatment services that facilitates: their visibility at national and European level through data that can be presented in reports (e.g. the Annual Reports submitted to the EMCDDA), exchange of information between field workers, client/treatment matching purposes by providing an account of clients? choices of treatment services.

Availability / Inquiries:

 For the German version please contact Sabine Haas. Professor Anna Kokkevi,University Mental Health Research Institute,72-74 Vas. Sophias Av., 115 28, Athens: akokke@mail.ariadne-t.gr. For the German version please contact Sabine Haas.

Price:

Free of charge

Languages

German, English and Greek.

 

TUF-B
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