An overview of self-monitoring research in assessment and treatment
Journal/Book: Psychol Assessment. 1999; 11: 750 First St NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, USA. Amer Psychological Assoc. 415-425.
Abstract: Although widely utilized within clinical assessment, self-monitoring has received little direct research attention since the early 1980s. The assessment and treatment functions of self-monitoring are described and illustrated in this article. As an assessment method, self-monitoring can provide valuable information for diagnosis, target behavior selection, functional assessment, and treatment monitoring. Research findings delineating variables known to influence the accuracy and reactivity associated with self-monitoring are reviewed. Some suggestions are made for additional research that might be conducted regarding self-monitoring accuracy, effects on clients, and utility within treatment.
Note: Review Korotitsch WJ, Univ N Carolina, Dept Psychol, Room 296, Eberhart Bldg, Greensboro,NC 27412 USA
Keyword(s): FUNCTIONAL-ANALYSIS; BEHAVIOR-THERAPY; WEIGHT-LOSS; REACTIVITY; FREQUENCY; MOOD; RELIABILITY; ATTENTION; SMOKING; MEMORY