Clinical Trial

Mental Health Evaluations in the Emergency Setting

Study Description

The Utility of the Computerized Assessment and Referral System (CARS) Screener for Mental Health Evaluations in the Emergency Setting

a?c The CARS is based on the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI), a validated instrument for assessing mental health diagnoses (2). According to the CARS manual, "The Computerized Assessment and Referral System (CARS) is the result of a collaboration between the Division on Addiction and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, a nonprofit organization with a focus on preventing driving under the influence (DUI). CARS adapts questions from the internationally-recognized Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI), a tool designed for lay interviewers who may not have expertise or training in mental health assessment." CARS was piloted at 6 different sites in 2016, all in DUI populations. As CARS has not been specifically validated on non-DUI populations, investigators will collect alcohol history (see below). The CARS self-assessment version (CARS-SA) will be utilized in this study.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

CARS Report

Patients will be evaluated by emergency providers using the CARS report

Additional Information

Official Study Title

The Utility of the Computerized Assessment and Referral System (CARS) Screener for Mental Health Evaluations in the Emergency Setting

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03323853

ParticipAid ID

9av3gb