Flashcards in 3.1 Evidence Based Assessment Deck (4)
Define evidence based assessment
EBA is an approach to clinical evaluation that uses research and theory to guide the selection of constructs to be assessed for a specific assessment purpose, the methods and measures to be used in the assessment, and the manner in which the assessment process unfolds.
What are the objectives of EBA
EPA aims to ensure:
Reliability of instruments used
Validity of instruments used
Clinical utility of instruments used
Appropriate instrument is selected
That the selected instrument is correctly interpreted
What is the problem with the research base for EBA
There is currently little research on the EBA.
Hunsley and mash 2011 tried to operationalise evidence based psychological instruments
This was limiting because they develop criteria for the instrument rather than the assessment process