Comorbidity treatment service model evaluation

Glossary

Page last updated: August 2009

  • ABI - Acquired brain injury

  • ACE - Barwon Health (2003). ACE Guidelines: Assessment Care & Evaluation (Version 3). Geelong, Victoria: Barwon Mental Health Service

  • ACSO - Australian Community Support Organisation

  • ADGP - Australian Divisions of General Practice

  • AERF - Alcohol Education & Rehabilitation Foundation

  • AOD - Alcohol and other drugs

  • APS - Australian Public Service

  • ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

  • ASSIST - Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test

  • ATSI - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

  • BASIS - Behaviour and Symptom Identification Scale, a consumer self-rated outcome measure

  • BSI - Brief Symptom Inventory, a brief psychological self-report symptom scale

  • BTOM - Brief Treatment Outcome Measure, a questionnaire for clients receiving methadone and buprenorphine treatment

  • CALD - Culturally and linguistically diverse

  • CBT - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

  • CINAHL - Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, an online database Top of page

  • CMI Mental Health Client Management Interface, a database that stores all client service-level information collected by public clinical mental health services in Victoria

  • Cochrane Library - The Cochrane Library publishes systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions

  • CQI - Continuous Quality Improvement

  • DACAS - Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service. 24-hour specialist telephone consultancy service for alcohol and drug practitioners and health and welfare workers

  • DARE - Database of Reviews of Effectiveness

  • DAS - Disbility Assessment Schedule

  • DDCAT - Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Tool

  • DETA - Department of Education, Training and the Arts, Queensland

  • DHS - Department of Human Services, Victorian Government

  • DoHA - Department of Health and Ageing, Australian Government

  • DSM - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

  • EMBASE - Excerpta Medica Database, a biomedical and pharmacological database

  • EQuIP - Evaluation and Quality Improvement Program

  • HEADDSS - Home & Environment, Education & Employment, Activities, Drugs, Sexuality, Suicide/Depression, a psychosocial interview for adolescents

  • HoNOS - Health of the Nation Outcome Scales, a tool that measures the health and social functioning of people with severe mental illness

  • Informit - A database of Australasian scholarly research

  • IRIS - Indigenous Risk Impact Screen

  • K-10 - Kessler-10, a self-report questionnaire that measures psychological distress

  • KPI - Key Performance Indicator

  • LSP-16 - Life Skills Profile, a measure of those aspects of functioning which affect how successfully people with schizophrenia live in the community or hospital

  • Medline - The US National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences

  • MH - Mental Health

  • MHSF-III - Mental Health Screening Form–III Top of page

  • MINI - Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview

  • Mirikai - A specialist alcohol and other drug treatment program in Queensland that works on a Therapeutic Community model. The local Aboriginal meaning of Mirikai is 'a place of peace'.

  • NADA - Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies, the peak organisation for the nongovernment drug and alcohol sector in NSW

  • NGOTGP - Non-Government Organisation Treatment Grants Program, DoHA

  • OATSIH - Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, DoHA

  • OCD - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • QIC - Quality Improvement Council

  • PDRS - Psychiatric Disability Rehabilitation and Support program, Victoria

  • PsyCheck - A mental health screening instrument designed for use by clinicians who are not mental health specialists

  • PsycINFO - An abstract database that provides systematic coverage of the psychological literature

  • PTSD - Posttraumatic stress disorder

  • QMS - Quality Management Services

  • SAMHSA - Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, USA

  • SAW - Frank, L. and Pead, J. 1995, New concepts in drug withdrawal: A resource handbook, Services for alcohol and drug withdrawal (SAW) Monograph No.4.

  • SCoTT - Service Coordination Tool Template, Victoria

  • SHADES - Self Help Anxiety & Depression Education Sessions

  • Skip logic - Skip logic allows custom paths through a survey that respondents follow depending on their response to a particular question

  • SIMS - Service Information Management System, a sector-wide database in Western Australia

  • SPSS - Statistical Package for the Social Sciences

  • SUD - Substance use disorder

  • SWITCH - Victorian Government Department of Human Services database

  • WANADA - Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies

  • WHS - Workplace Health and Safety

  • Y-BOCS - Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale