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Monitoring Area and Phase System - Up

User Information



Author/Developer / Address:

Öberg, D., Sallmen, B., Gerdner, A., Jansson, I., Segraeus, V., McMurphy, S., Ackerson, T. & Haack, M.J. Karlsvik Rehab. Center, box 198, S-243 23 Höör, Sweden

Publication dates:

Version 1. 1997-10-14, version 2. 1999-09-12

Description / Type of Assessment:

Structured Interview.

Primary use / Purpose:

Clinical and research use. Treatment planning, client/unit matching, quality monitoring, evaluation and treatment research

Domains measured / Life Areas / Problems Assessed:

Stage of change, goals, interventions and outcome within the seven ASI areas (physical health, employment & support, Alcohol, drug, legal/criminal, family/social and psychological).


Clients within different sectors of care, for example: social services, drug and alcohol treatment, prison and probation, psychiatric care and somatic care.

Administration / Completion Time:

Follow up interview 20 minutes

Scoring Procedures:

Profiles, other scoring depends on purpose

Scoring Time:

10 minutes


2 days training for interviewers, 3 days for trainers

Source of Psychometrics:

The Stages of Change algorithm


English, Dutch/Flemish and Swedish. Italian and French under preparation.

Availability / Inquiries:

David Oberg, tel: +31-43-343 86 26, e-mail: davidoberg@rocketmail.com
Bjorn Sallmen, tel: +46-413-297 15, e-mail: bjorn_salmen@yahoo.com
Homepage: www.homestead.com/projectmaps (for downloading of forms)


Free of charge for registered users

Practicability / usefulness:

Screening, treatment planning, discharge planning, structuring of treatment, quality monitoring, evaluation and research


The Biomed2/IPTRP was a collaborative effort between researchers and clinicians in 10 European countries with the purpose of improving treatment in residential settings. Through the initiative of this project, a system for evaluating treatment, resources, interventions and outcome was developed entitled MAPS  the Monitoring Area and Phase System. The origin in a multinational project made it necessary to develop a cross-cultural and trans-theoretical instrument. The structure of MAPS is based on a matrix of Area (the 7 problem areas of the Addiction Severity Index [McLellan 1990]) and Phase (the 5 Stages of Change of [Prochaska and DiClemente 1993]). Based on individual client needs as assessed by the ASI, the MAPS identifies the motivational phase of the client within each of the seven ASI areas as well as the resources for interventions available in the clinical setting. A focus on treatment applicability aims at providing a useful tool for daily clinical work while generating data that are scientifically rigorous for research and evaluation purposes.


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