The following is a brief description of the administration, scoring, and interpretation of Qpass results. See Qpass Manual for a more detailed description on the administration, scoring and interpretation of Qpass.
Qpass is a self-explanatory instrument with printed, easy-to-follow instructions. Although it is preferable to have patients take Qpass in a clinical setting, such as in your waiting room, you may wish to have a patient take Qpass at home and complete it between visits.
Reproducible hand scoring forms in the manual, which purchasers have the right to copy, make Qpass scoring and interpretation easy, quick, and convenient.
The Qpass scoring system is based on statistical analysis of Qpass scores in two adult samples: 495 mental health outpatients and 71 graduate students. The Qpass scoring system has four classifications: Normal, Minimal, Mild, Moderate, and Severe.
Qualifications For Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation
Only a qualified professional (that is, someone with at least a master’s degree in a psychology-related field and who has a graduate course in psychological assessment) may purchase Qpass and provide detailed, clinical interpretations of scores. However, Qpass may be administered and scored by anyone under the purchaser’s supervision, such as office staff, interns, or paraprofessionals.
Criteria for Appropriate Use
Qpass should be administered only to individuals who read at the 6th grade level or higher. Because Qpass was developed with a sample of adult mental health outpatients, Qpass results should be interpreted judiciously with adolescents and nonclinical populations.