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Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1998 Apr;68(2):216-32.

Program fidelity in assertive community treatment: development and use of a measure.

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  • 1Department of Community Mental Health, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA.


Assertive community treatment (ACT) is a complex community-based service approach to helping people with severe mental disorders live successfully in the community. Effective replication of the model and research on critical elements require explicit criteria and measurement. A measure of program fidelity to ACT and the results of its application to fifty diverse programs are presented.

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