Scales to evaluate quality of medication management: Development and psychometric properties

Amanda C. Taylor, Gary R. Bond, Jack Tsai, Patricia B. Howard, Peggy El-Mallakh, Molly Finnerty, Edith Kealey, Britt Myrhol, Karin Kalk, Neal Adams, Alexander L. Miller

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This paper describes the psychometric properties of two fidelity scales created as part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsored medication management toolkit and their metric properties when used in 26 public mental health clinics with 50 prescribers. A 23-item scale, based on chart reviews, was developed to assess whether prescribers are following good medication practices, in conjunction with a 17-item scale to assess organizational support for and evaluation of prescriber adherence to recommended medication-related practices. Fundamental gaps in routine practice, including poor documentation of medication history and infrequent monitoring of symptoms and side effects were found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-254
Number of pages8
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2009


  • Antipsychotics
  • Fidelity measurement
  • Medication management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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