What is involved with the creation of new ACORN items?
Unlike creating a custom questionnaire using existing ACORN items, creating a brand new items is a different ball of wax!
It includes the following steps:
-Creating the new item in our database
-Adding the item to our toolkit algorithms
-Collecting at least 100 administrations of the new item
-Running correlative statistics to see how it relates to Global Distress
These steps are followed to ensure psychometrically valid new items. If analytics show the question has high validity and reliability, it will become eligible for inclusion in customized forms. It's up to clinical leadership decide if new item creation is right for your organization.