MacArthur Competence Assessment Tools
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MacArthur competence assessment tool for clinical research (MacCAT-CR); MacArthur competence assessment tool for treatment (MacCAT-T); MacArthur competence assessment tool-criminal adjudication (MacCAT-CA)
The MacArthur Competence Assessment Tools (MacCAT) consist of the MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool for Treatment (MacCAT-T), the MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool for Clinical Research (MacCAT-CR), and the MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool-Criminal Adjudication (MacCAT-CA). Each of these tools measures a different form of decisional capacity; separate instruments have been developed based on the premise that the capacity to make decisions is situation-specific. All three instruments are commercially available through Professional Resource Press (www.prpress.com).
The MacCAT-T (Grisso & Appelbaum, 1998b) measures capacity to consent to medical treatment with a semi-structured interview tailored to the patient’s specific disorder and treatm ...
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- MacArthur Competence Assessment Tools
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- Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology
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- Lynn A. Schaefer (132)
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- 132. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Nassau University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, 11554, East Meadow, NY, USA
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