Other Instruments: GAIN Family of Instruments

The Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) originated in 1993 as a collaborative effort between clinicians, researchers and policymakers to create a comprehensive and standardized biopsychosocial assessment tool.

Since then, it has developed into a progressive and integrated family of instruments with a series of measures and computer applications designed to support a number of treatment processes, including:

  • Initial screenings (GAIN-SS)
  • Brief interventions and referrals (GAIN-Q3)
  • Standardized clinical assessments for diagnosis, placement, and treatment planning (GAIN-I)
  • Monitoring change in clinical status, service utilization, and costs to society (GAIN-M90)
  • Subgroup and program-level needs assessments, evaluation and secondary analysis.

The GAIN family of instruments is appropriate for use with both adolescents and adults from a variety of populations in various levels of care. 

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GAIN Family of Instruments