Use of RCADS in Children and Adolescents
The PTS Outcome Measures Application has permission of the RCADS author/s to develop an electronic interface for administering the RCADS. We have developed both the parent and child versions that allows child/parent to provide their responses electronically. Scores are calculated automatically, instantly and presented graphically. Use of the RCADS questionnaire during treatment can help track clinical improvements and progress as shown below. Graphs are interactive and shown date wise or together for ease of comparison.
The RCADS is a versatile questionnaire that can aid the diagnostic process as well as track clinical progress. We find a number of clinicians deter from using measures or are unable to do so in a meaningful manner if tools are used using pen-paper. There is a significant cost attached in terms of stationary, mailing and scanning PDF’s as well as time lost in hand scoring or using and storing spreadsheets.