Our children’s version of the CAT-MH™ has been validated for youth ages 7 to 17. The K-CAT™ includes self-rated and parent/caregiver-rated modules for: depression, anxiety, mania, ADHD, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, substance use disorder (self-rated), and suicidality (self-rated).Request A Demo
Features of the K-CAT™
The K-CAT™ is a distinct suite of computer adaptive tests (CAT) that represents a fundamental scientific breakthrough in child psychopathology screening and measurement based on the combination of child self-report and parent ratings of the child. Its applications in mental health measurement are widespread and can lead to dramatic savings for our healthcare system based on identifying high utilizers of physical healthcare services and providing a stepped care approach to treatment.View JAACAP Article
The K-CAT™ has been validated against semi-structured research interviews for youth ages 7 to 17 and published in top-tier peer-reviewed journals such as JAACAP.
LARGE ITEM BANK
The K-CAT™ adaptively selects a small set of items from a large item bank of approximately 2,120 items.
Instead of fixing the items and allowing the precision of measurement to vary, we fix the precision of measurement and allow the items to vary. The result is a dramatic increase in the precision of measurement with the same and in some cases even lower burden of measurement for the patient and the complete elimination of clinician burden.
Average completion times for the child and parent/caregiver are 7.56 and 5.03 minutes, respectively, with an average of 7 items per domain.
The K-CAT™ is cloud-based and scalable to any size population via a HIPAA secure Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform, meaning patients can be screened, measured, and monitored in or out of the clinic.
AVAILABLE IN SEVERAL LANGUAGES
The K-CAT™ is available in English and Spanish, and has built-in selectable audio to aid in literacy issues and further ease of use. The text is at a seventh grade reading level.
AVAILABLE VIA API
The K-CAT™ can be leveraged via API for integration into Electronic Health Records. We have fully integrated our tools into the Epic EHR at the University of Chicago and developed clinical workflows designed around the integration.
The K-CAT™ is cloud-based and can be administered on any internet-capable device (smartphone, tablet, notebook, or computer). Our tools are scalable to any size population via a HIPAA secure Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform.
Some Applications of the K-CAT™
Rapid and accurate assessment of child mental disorders could facilitate identification and referral, and potentially reduce the occurrence of functional disability that stems from early-onset mental disorders.