What's New: 3 New Outcome Measures

By TherapyNotes, LLC on November 17, 2023

We’re excited to release 3 new Outcome measures today: the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26), the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND), and the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders-Parent Version (SCARED).

Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26)

This outcome measure is a widely used self-assessment to identify symptoms and concerns characteristic of eating disorders in adolescents and adults. The measure obtains information about the client's body mass index, attitudes about eating, and recent behaviors related to eating. While the EAT-26 alone is not sufficient to yield a diagnosis of an eating disorder, it is a useful screener to understand which clients may benefit from further assessment. 

Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND)

The Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence is a brief questionnaire that assesses intensity of physiologic dependence on nicotine in people who smoke cigarettes. As many insurance providers require information about a client's smoking habits, TherapyNotes recently added a Smoking Status field to the patient charts and Client Information Form. The FTND can be used to obtain more in-depth information about a client's use of and dependency on cigarettes. 

Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders-Parent Version (SCARED)

We've expanded our library for clinicians treating pediatric clients. The SCARED is an assessment completed by parents or guardians to identify symptoms of various anxiety disorders in children. Although this tool is a screener that does not yield a formal diagnosis, subsets of questions can be used to help identify symptoms of specific anxiety disorders. 

All outcome measures can be found in the Outcome Measure Library and can be shared by clinicians with clients via their portal. These can be completed in English or Spanish and can be viewed in the client's chart. All outcome measures can be downloaded as PDFs. 

* The content of this post is intended to serve as general advice and information. It is not to be taken as legal advice and may not account for all rules and regulations in every jurisdiction. For legal advice, please contact an attorney.

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