Katz Adjustment Scale
KAS-R; KAS-RR; Katz adjustment scale-relative report form
The Katz adjustment scale-relative report form (KAS-R) is a 178-item instrument, which gathers input from close relatives to assess the community adjustment of patients following receipt of psychiatric care. Informants, who are typically family members, are asked to rate behaviors as observed during the previous several weeks in three dimensions: (a) general behavior (100 items), (b) socially expected activities (32 items), and (c) use of leisure time (46 items). The scales were originally available in two forms: self-report and relative report. Over time the relative report form demonstrated greater value at measuring community adjustment and potential for requiring hospital readmission. Administration time for the KAS-R can vary from 10 to 45 min depending on whether all three parts of the measure are completed and whether the examiner chooses the long (100-item) or short (48-item) form of Part I.
References and Readings
- Greene, R. L., & Clopton, J. R. (2004). Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory-2 (MMPI-2). In M. E. Maruish (Ed.), The use of psychological testing for treatment planning and outcomes assessment: volume 3: Instruments for adults (3rd ed., pp. 719–747). Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers.Google Scholar
- Katz, M. M., & Warren, W. L. (1998). Katz adjustment scales relative report form manual. Los Angeles: Western Psychological Services.Google Scholar