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Protocol - Family Functioning - Systematic Clinical Outcome Routine Evaluation

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Description:

The 15-item Systematic Clinical Outcome Routine Evaluation (SCORE-15) Index of Family Functioning and Change is a 15-item, self-administered instrument that assesses family problems and includes subscales for family strengths, family difficulties, and family communication. Each item is rated on a 5-point scale where 1 = Describes us: Very well and 5 = Describes us: Not at all. The scores from all individual items can be added together into a total family problem score. Subscale scores are derived by adding the questions for each of the dimensions: Strengths and Adaptability (questions 1, 3, 6, 10, 15); Overwhelmed by Difficulties dimension (questions 5, 7, 9, 11, 14); and Disrupted Communication dimension (questions 2, 4, 8, 12, 13).

Protocol:

SCORE-15 Index of Family Functioning and Change

Describing your family

We would like you to tell us about how you see your family at the moment. So we are asking for YOUR view of your family.

When people say "your family" they often mean the people who live in your house. But we want you to choose who you want to count as the family you are going to describe.

For each item, make your choice by putting a tick in just one of the boxes numbered 1 to 5. If a statement was "We are always fighting each other" and you felt this was not especially true of your family, you would put a tick in box 4 for "Describes us: not well."

For each line, would you say this describes our family:

1. Describes us: Very well
2. Describes us: Well
3. Describes us: Partly
4. Describes us: Not well
5. Describes us: Not at all

1) In my family we talk to each other about things which matter to us

2) People often don’t tell each other the truth in my family

3) Each of us gets listened to in our family

4) It feels risky to disagree in our family

5) We find it hard to deal with everyday problems

6) We trust each other

7) It feels miserable in our family

8) When people in my family get angry they ignore each other on purpose

9) We seem to go from one crisis to another in my family

10) When one of us is upset they get looked after within the family

11) Things always seem to go wrong for my family

12) People in the family are nasty to each other

13) People in my family interfere too much in each other’s lives

14) In my family we blame each other when things go wrong

15) We are good at finding new ways to deal with things that are difficult

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Scoring:

Total Score:

        • Total the score for all negative items (questions 2+4+5+7+8+9+11+12+13+14 with ’very well’ as 1 and ’not at all’ as 5) and subtract this total from 60.

        • Add the remainder to the total of positive items (questions 1+3+6+10+15).

This gives a total score for each person. Divide by 15 for the average.

Do not think for too long about any question, but do try to tick one of the boxes for each question.

Subscale Scores:

        • Strengths and Adaptability dimension: add the scores of questions 1+3+6+10+15.

        • Overwhelmed by Difficulties dimension: add the scores questions 5+7+9+11+14 and then subtract from 30 (the remainder is the dimension score).

        • Disrupted Communication dimension: add all the scores questions 2+4+8+12+13 and then subtract from 30 (the remainder is the dimension score).

Protocol Name from Source:

Systematic Clinical Outcome Routine Evaluation (SCORE-15) Index of Family Functioning and Change

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adolescent, Adult

Participants:

Adults and adolescents, ages 12 years and older

Specific Instructions:

None

Selection Rationale

The 15-item Systematic Clinical Outcome Routine Evaluation (SCORE-15) Index of Family Functioning and Change is a brief, self-administered questionnaire that has demonstrated good psychometric properties and is responsive to change in family functioning over time.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Family Functioning Clinical Outcome Routine Evaluation Assessment Scale 5628370 CDE Browser
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Source

Stratton, P., Bland, J., Janes, E., Lask, J. (2010). Developing an indicator of family function and a practicable outcome measure for systemic family and couple therapy: the SCORE. Journal of Family Therapy, 32(3): 232-258.

General References

Cahill, P., O’Reilly, K., Carr, A., Dooley, B., & Stratton, P. (2010). Validation of a 28-item version of the systemic clinical outcome and routine evaluation in an Irish context: The SCORE-28. Journal of Family Therapy, 32, 210-231.

Stratton, P., Bland, J., Janes, E., & Lask, J. (2010). Developing a practicable outcome measure for systemic family therapy: The SCORE. Journal of Family Therapy, 32, 232-258.

Stratton, P. (2016). SCORE-15 Index of Family Functioning and Change. Warrington, Cheshire, UK: Association for Family Therapy. Available at http://www.aft.org.uk/view/score.html

Protocol ID:

662102

Variables:
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Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Family Functioning

Release Date:

January 17, 2017

Definition

A questionnaire to assess family function.

Purpose

This measure can be used to assess the healthy aspects of family function.

Keywords

Early psychosis, family functioning, family, general functioning, McMaster Family Assessment Device, FAD