Graduate Degree Type
College of Nursing
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the CLAS. Seventy-three subjects participated from mental health case management agencies. The reliability coefficient for internal consistency o f the CLAS was .82. CLAS was compared to the Global Assessment of Functioning scale using the Pearson’s correlation. Convergent validity was significant to the .36 level indicating a significant relationship at the .01 level. The Self Profile Scale (SPS) was developed by this researcher as a parallel scale to compare the client’s perceptions to the case manager perceptions regarding functional status level. Item to item comparison of the CLAS and SPS indicated similar ratings in 9 o f the 13 hems. There is support for the reliability and validity of CLAS but this is an initial research effort. Continued evaluation of the CLAS is recommended with a larger sample size.
Morris, Jane M., "Evaluation of the Community Living Adaptation Scale" (1998). Masters Theses. 567.