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Monitoring Area and Phase System - Unit

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:

Description of treatment units, basic data, treatment focus, target groups, treatment spectrum, treatment planning, interventional resources and staff

Primary use / Purpose:

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

Domains measured / Life Areas / Problems Assessed:

Treatment spectrum, goals, interventions and staff competence 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 and

Administration / Completion Time:

Interview 60 to 120 minutes. Staff form, self completed by staff, completion time 15 minutes

Scoring Procedures:

Profiles, other scoring depends on purpose

Scoring Time:

Interview 20 minutes, Staff form 5 minutes


2 days training for interviewers, 3 days for trainers

Source of Psychometrics:



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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