Derivation and Validation of New Measurement-Based Care Tools Derived from the Brief Addiction Monitor (NIH HEAL Initiative)
Funded by the NIH HEAL Initiative℠
Given the severity of the current opioid crisis, there is a pressing need to maximize the effectiveness of our interventions and increase retention in medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) treatment. Measurement-based care (MBC), in which patient progress is regularly and systematically assessed to aid in treatment decisions, is a promising approach. Assessment tools are needed that can be administered quickly and that yield information that can be used to suggest improvements in treatment. In this study, the Investigator will conduct a series of analyses with data from the Brief Addiction Monitor (BAM), which has been selected for a national MBC initiative within the Veteran’s Administration. The goal of the work will be to derive and validate two new scales from the BAM. One scale is intended for use in opioid use disorder (OUD) specialty care programs. The second version is intended for use in primary care based MOUD.