About Our Assessment Approach
Our network uses BASIS-24, a leading behavioral assessment tool, to identify a wide range of symptoms and problems that occur across the diagnostic spectrum using a five-point Likert scale. The 24 questions are scored using a weighted average algorithm that gives an overall score and scores for six subscales for the following domains of psychiatric and substance abuse symptoms and functioning: depression and functioning, relationships, self-harm, emotional lability, psychosis, and substance abuse.
Throughout 2020, 687 clients participated in programming at Lifeskills South Florida and Pasadena Villa, with 433 clients completing the BASIS-24 assessment. The questionnaire was administered at admission, mid-treatment every 30 days, and again at discharge.