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The Texas Christian University - Intake - Women and children

User Information



Author/Developer / Address:

D. Dwayne Simpson, Ph.D., DirectorInstitute of Behavioral ResearchTexas Christian UniversityTCU Box 298740Fort Worth, TX 76129(817) 921-7226. (817) 921-7290 FAX. www.ibr.tcu.edu

Publication dates:


Description / Type of Assessment:

It is a structured interview to be used by staff of residential treatment for women substance misusers and their children.

Primary use / Purpose:

To assess clients status, needs and problems at initial contact.

Domains measured / Life Areas / Problems Assessed:

Sociodemographic Background and Psychosocial.
Family Background.
Peer Relations.
Criminal History.
Health and Psychological Status.
Drug History.
HIV/AIDS Risk Assessment.
Client Assessment Profile.
Ancillary Services Recommended.
Client Intake Trailer.



Administration / Completion Time:

Approximately 60 minutes.

Scoring Procedures:

The scoring instructions are available, together with TCU/PMES questionnaire forms, including all items and factors.

Scoring Time:

Approximately 10 minutes.


No user manual and no specific training program are required by personnel qualified. A brief training period of several hours' duration is advisable, although it is not essential for personnel such as drug counsellors.

Source of Psychometrics:

The Institute of Behavioral Research at TCU (www.ibr.tcu.edu).



Availability / Inquiries:

D. Dwayne Simpson, Ph.D. See address above.
The Institute of Behavioral Research at TCU (www.ibr.tcu.edu).


TCU/PMES is not copyrighted and permission to photocopy is granted without special permission.
$5.00 per copy of the full set of PMES forms (for printing and mailing).
Several TCU data collection instruments are available, without charge, from the Internet web site for the Institute of Behavioral Research at TCU (www.ibr.tcu.edu)

Practicability / usefulness:

Screening instrument, useful for Process and Needs evaluation. To describe client characteristics and Needs in residential treatment programs for women substance misusers and their children.


The score obtained for an individual can be compared to the scores obtained by the normative sample. TCU/PMES has not as yet had quite the in-depth psychometric development for establishing test-retest reliability and validity that some other instruments for the same purpose have had.
Compared to some of the other instruments, TCU/PMES is not as long and complicated, and the items are relatively simple and easy to understand.
See Answer Cards (IWCards.pdf among relevant documents).


Page last updated: Thursday, 15 July 2004