Nursing Leadership

Nursing Leadership 31(2) June 2018 : 52-65.doi:10.12927/cjnl.2018.25603
Nursing Research

The Development of a Client Care Needs Assessment Tool for Mental Health and Addictions Settings Using a Modified Delphi Approach

Kristin Cleverley, Christina Bartha, Gillian Strudwick, Rebecca Chakraborty and Rani Srivastava


This paper presents the development of a mental health and addictions settings-specific Client Care Needs Assessment (CCNA) tool. The process of tool development was completed using a modified Delphi approach. During Round One, indicators reflecting the unique needs of patients with mental illness and addictions issues were identified through meetings with interprofessional teams. During Round Two, an interprofessional mental health practice expert panel further refined the tool via online survey. Round Three consisted of refining and finalizing the tool. The final CCNA tool consists of 31 indicators and 11 questions that are associated with the eight domains of the Synergy Model.



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