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METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT STUDIES
Article first published online: 24 MAR 2010
1998 American Orthopsychiatric Association
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume 68, Issue 2, pages 246–260, April 1998
How to Cite
McHugo, G. J., Hargreaves, W., Drake, R. E., Clark, R. E., Xie, H., Bond, G. R. and Burns, B. J. (1998), METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT STUDIES. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 68: 246–260. doi: 10.1037/h0080333
- Issue published online: 24 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 24 MAR 2010
Recent evaluations of ACT programs have produced equivocal findings, often leading to the invocation of methodologial problems as responsible for the lack of positive results. This paper discusses issues of theory and methodology as they pertain to improving research of ACT, with particular attention paid to issues of sampling, process evaluation, measurement, and data analysis.