Assessing social validity in clinical treatment research: Issues and procedures
Journal/Book: J Consult Clin Psychol. 1999; 67: 750 First St NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, USA. Amer Psychological Assoc. 308-319.
Abstract: Social validity is a term coined by behavior analysts to refer to the social importance and acceptability of treatment goals, procedures, and outcomes. This article discusses dimensions of social validity, methods used to evaluate various aspects of social validity, and the applicability of these concepts and methods in clinical treatment research.
Note: Article Foster SL, Calif Sch Profess Psychol, 6160 Cornerstone Court E, San Diego,CA 92121 USA
Keyword(s): APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS; CONSUMER SATISFACTION; MENTAL-HEALTH; ADOLESCENT PSYCHOTHERAPY; CHILD-BEHAVIOR; ACCEPTABILITY; VALIDATION; SKILLS; INTERVENTIONS; IMPROVEMENT