How you and your organization choose to use the Multnomah Community Ability Scales (MCAS-R and MCAS-SR) depends on specific goals for implementation. You can use either version by itself, or use the two together to get both clinician/case manager and consumer perspectives.
Use MCAS scores to describe a group or population for program planners and advocates.
Multnomah Scales provide useful information about the functional abilities of people with psychiatric disabilities by individual item, domain, and total score.
Use aggregate data to help establish program goals. These tools provide information to efficiently, effectively identify consumer needs.
Use MCAS-R and MCAS-SR to help balance workloads and efficiently organize service delivery to meet the unique needs of consumers.
Improve Programs & Services
Outcomes MeasurementMultnomah Scales are of proven value in measuring consumer change over time and evaluating community programs. The self-report version (MCAS-SR) gives consumers a "voice" and the opportunity to actively participate in the service evaluation and planning process. And since MCAS-R and MCAS-SR both require only a little time to complete, they are affordable, unobtrusive tools that establish a common language, accurately assess consumer strengths, and clearly identify areas for improvement.