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Intensive Community-Based Care Programs Components Questionnaire (ICPC)

Instrument information
View/download instrument: Intensive Community-Based Care Programs Components Questionnaire (ICPC) (Dutch)
Author/Developer / Address:

DPK Roeg, LAM van de Goor, HFL Garretsen,

Tilburg University / Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences / department Tranzo

Publication dates: 2007, 2008
Description / Type of assessment: Questionnaire to be assessed by managers and/or service providers. It is a 249-item multidimensional instrument, characterizing staff, organization, process and objectives of intensive community-based care programs (e.g., Assertive Community Treatment, Assertive Outreach, Case management, Community Mental Health Teams).
Primary use / Purpose: Designed to describe the individual components of intensive community-based care programs , regardless of the type of (model) program being studied.
Domains measured / Life Areas / Problems Assessed: Professional quality
Autonomy
Strategy
Team structure
Professionalization
Means and preconditions
External presentation
Interorganizational cooperation
Working relation (with client)
Methods
Direct results
Effects on life and health
Population: Programs (e.g., organizations/cooperative bodies/teams).
Administration / Completion time: 45 - 60 minutes
Scoring procedures: Not specified.
Scoring time: Not specified.
Credentials/Training: No prior training is required.
Source of psychometrics: See article of 2008.
Languages: Dutch.
Availability/Inquiries:

Tilburg University
Department Tranzo
Diana Roeg
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands
Phone: 0031 13 4662969
Fax:  0031 13 4663637
www.uvt.nl/tranzo
Email contacts should be addressed to: d.p.k.roeg@uvt.nl or tranzo@uvt.nl

Price: The ICPC is in the public domain.
Practicability / usefulness: In previous research programs, i.e. details on the organisation and the services offered, often remained a black box. This has hampered comparison of results between studies and replication of programs. The ICPC is developed to improve effect studies on intensive community-based care and in this way enlarge our knowledge on the contribution of the individual program components to client outcomes in this  healthcare sector. It is the first instrument in this domain that supports comprehensive and detailed quantitative characterization of programs across specified (model) programs. The ICPC was based on a literature search, concept mapping and semi-structured interviews with managers and service providers. The instrument was used and tested in the Netherlands in a study including all programs in the country with substance abusers in their caseloads. Internal consistency of a relatively large part of the a priori scales was good. Further tests in other countries are needed; remaining challenge is scale reduction.
The ICPC can be, next to research, also be used in practice. It can support local guideline development and external communication about the program.

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