The Program Environment Scale (PES) was developed for use with clients of community-based programs for the severely mentally ill.
It is intended to fill the gap in available tools for assessing clients'perceptions of program functioning as it affects their « quality of life » in a program.
Formal pretests were conducted with 121 clients at 12 randomly selected programs near Washington, DC.
The final field test used a revised form (29 domains ; 129 items) with 221 clients in 22 programs selected randomly throughout the US., including Club-house, day treatment, psychosocial rehabilitation, and social club programs.
Twenty-three subscales met at least five of eight psychometric criteria for internal consistency and discriminant validity.
A 24th subscale was retained because of its substantive importance.
Successful subscales cover program atmosphere and interactions (program cares about me, energy level, friendliness, openness, staff-client and client-client respect, reasonable rules, availability of positive physical contact, protection from bad touch, staff investment in their jobs, and confidentiality), client empowerment/staff-client equality (program and treatment empowerment, egalitarian space use), and service components (support for paid work, work importance, emergency access, family activities, housing public benefits, community activities, medications, substance abuse, and continuity). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Psychométrie, Echelle évaluation, Satisfaction, Attitude, Qualité vie, Programme sanitaire, Traitement communautaire, Trouble psychiatrique, Santé mentale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Psychometrics, Evaluation scale, Satisfaction, Attitude, Quality of life, Sanitary program, Community treatment, Mental disorder, Mental health, United States, North America, America, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0175354
Code Inist : 002B18B01. Création : 16/11/1999.