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Table 1 Difference in DACTS score between ACTE and TAU

From: The effectiveness of assertive community treatment for elderly patients with severe mental illness: a randomized controlled trial

DACTS criteria PG team GP team North GP team South ACTE
Small caseload 1 1 2 4
Team approach 1 2 1 5
Program meeting 1 1 1 5
Practicing team leader 5 5 5 5
Continuity of staffing 5 5 2 4
Staff capacity 5 5 2 5
Psychiatrist on staff 1 1 2 3
Nurse on staff 3 3 3 5
Substance abuse specialist on staff 1 1 1 3
Vocational specialist on staff 1 1 1 2
Program size* 4 5 3 3
Team structure mean: 2.5 2.7 2.1 4
Explicit admission criteria 4 4 5 4
Intake rate 1 1 1 1
Full responsibility for treatment services 2 3 4 5
Responsibility for crisis services 1 1 1 1
Responsibility for hospital admissions 4 4 5 5
Responsibility for hospital discharge planning 1 2 3 5
Time-unlimited services 1 4 2 5
Organizational boundaries mean: 2 , 0 2 , 7 3 3 , 7
In-vivo services 5 4 2 5
No drop-out policy 5 4 3 5
Assertive engagement mechanisms 5 3 5 5
Intensity of service 1 1 1 2
Frequency of contact 1 1 1 1
Work with support system 5 1 5 2
Individualized substance abuse treatment 1 1 1 4
Dual disorder treatment groups 1 1 1 1
Dual disorders model 1 1 1 3
Role of consumers on treatment team 1 1 1 1
Nature of services mean: 2 , 6 1 , 9 2 , 1 2 , 9
TOTAL MEAN SCORE DACTS* 2 , 4 2 , 4 2 , 4 3 , 6
  1. Each item is rated on a 5-point scale from 1 (not implemented) to 5 (fully implemented), the scale items of the DACTS are divided into three sections: human resources, organizational boundaries and nature of services (bold data are mean scores of these sections).
  2. *Program size is not included in score summary.
  3. 0–2.9: inadequate implementation ACT model.
  4. 3.0-4.1: moderate implementation ACT model.
  5. 4.2-5.0: full implementation ACT model.
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