the ASAP II
|An automated version of the ADSAP and RAPS assessment tools is currently under development. Expected completion
later in 2015.
The Adult Self-Assessment Profile (ADSAP) is the
self-report component of ACAP. It is a psychometrically based
instrument that provides a differential assessment of ten core
risk-resiliency factors. These core factors are: retrospective
childhood experiences; adult family and marital relationships;
social-interpersonal relationships; mental health and
intrapersonal adjustment; job and work productivity; legal and
community compliance issues; medical-physical health; substance
use problems; help needs and motivation; and strengths. It also
provides a measurement of risk-adjustment during the six months
prior to testing.
The ADASP profile displays a standardized
presentation of 15 operationally independent primary scales
measuring life-time adjustment problems, five operationally
independent scales measuring risk-adjustment in the last six
months, one broad life-time drug use risk factor and one broad
six-month drug use risk factor. All scales have optimal internal
consistency reliability. Evidence of construct validity of the
ADSAP instrument is found in the content of the scales, the factor
pattern of the instrument, the reliability of each scale and the
correlations of the scales with external criterion measures.
Results from the ADSAP provide a basis upon which to assess the
severity level and the treatment needs of individual clients.
The Rating Adult's Problem Scales (RAPS) is the
other-report or rater component of ACAP. RAPS is isomorphic with
the ADSAP in that, for each of the risk-resiliency factors
measured in the ADSAP, there is a comparable measurement of that
factor in the RAPS. These factors are: childhood, family and
interpersonal adjustment, mental health adjustment, work and job
adjustment, legal problems, alcohol and other drug use, health
factors and strengths. RAPS is completed by the clinical evaluator
during or following a structured interview with the client. The
RAPS scales can be used as the guide for the structured interview.
The face sheet of the ADSAP and each of the eight rating areas of
RAPS provides all of the data elements for the client psychosocial
history. The RAPS profile provides a standardized presentation of
the eight risk-resiliency factors.
The ADSAP and RAPS provide the basis for a convergent validation
assessment of the client's life adjustment problems. The ADSAP
provides the client's self-perception of his or her life problems
which provides the starting point for treatment. The RAPS
other-report provides a cross-validation of these conditions.
These two sources of information provide a valid estimate of the
client's true life-adjustment condition. ADSAP and RAPS are
normed on a large of individual referred for substance abuse
treatment. A larger percent of the normative group is comprised
of both DUI and non-DUI judicial clients.