Instant assessment and personalised feedback system (iAx) for substance use disorder
The instant assessment and personalised feedback system (“iAx”) was developed to facilitate the use of theory-driven, standardised assessment and progress monitoring in addiction treatment. The selection of assessments included in the base iAx system was theory-driven in order to assist practitioners with case formulation and treatment planning. Key factors from bioSocial Cognitive Theory (bSCT; Gullo et al. 2010; 2021) found to be predictive of motivation to seek treatment and treatment response were included, along with general markers of clinical interest.
iAx removes the time barrier for scoring and interpretation. It allows standardised assessments to be administered with a tablet computer and responses instantly scored, benchmarked against clinical averages, and visualised using colourful graphs for immediate interpretation by the practitioner and discussion with the patient. The iAx is free, can be delivered through a tablet or desktop computer and runs on any operating system. Any standardised questionnaire or interview assessment can be loaded onto iAx to suit a wide variety of clinical applications.
iAx has been evaluated in clinical trials published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Implementation of iAx has been shown to significantly increase practitioner compliance with best practice in assessment, leading to improved clinical outcomes for patients receiving treatment for alcohol use disorder and cannabis use problems.
To learn how to use the iAx and install a copy, see the user manual below. Ready-to-use versions of the iAx for alcohol use disorder, cannabis use disorder, and stimulant use disorder treatment can be found in the manuals below.
How iAx can facilitate evidence-based assessment
*12-10-2022* A downloadable copy of the stimulant iAx is now available (see details in manual below).
*04-01-2021* A downloadable copy of the cannabis iAx is now available (see details in manual below).
*19-10-2020* The first randomised controlled trial on the cannabis iAx has been published. A downloadable copy of the cannabis iAx will be made available here soon.
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iAx Progress Monitoring