Name and Type of Measure
The Systemic Clinical Outcome and Routine Evaluation, or SCORE, is a questionnaire for completion by literate family members.
The SCORE was developed in the context of family and couple therapy to provide a measure of the quality of functioning within peoples’ close relationships. Its rationale is derived from a systemic therapy perspective of the significance of interactions in close relationships as a potential source of stress and as a major resource in achieving and sustaining therapeutic change.
The SCORE was developed by a team led by Peter Stratton, Emeritus Professor of Family Therapy, Leeds Family Therapy & Research Centre, Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9LJ, UK. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Description of the Measure
The SCORE is a multi-item self-report instrument for completion by literate family members 7 years and older to monitor progress and outcome in systemic therapy. There are...
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