I used to dread coming up with a way to discuss at risk behaviors. The RAAPS gives me a way to not only bring it up, but identify risky behaviors that warrant intervention.
Since using the online version, I receive more "risky" answers than when I was verbally asking.
We were able to screen almost 300 students and have the data instantly at our fingertips. It's a great tool.
Organized in a way that is easy to review and counsel on risk behaviors. Online version allows for tracking to be used for future needs assessments and targeting adolescents for group discussions.
RAAPS puts sensitive topics right out on the table for discussion and helps teens feel more comfortable discussing topics that impact greatly on their overall health.
Quick, hits the main risk factors; patients understand it. Convenient for providers. We can use it with episodic visits, not just physical examinations.
RAAPS makes discussing sensitive subjects less embarrassing for
patients and staff. It also ensures that no risk areas are left
RAAPS is a very important tool that I use in my assessment. It assists in developing a relationship and trust with my patients.
Concise. Opens the door to risk discussions without having to ask
each question verbally.
I love the reports in web based, great for determining greatest risks and care we provided to address them.
RAAPS has very specific questions for adolescents. We find out so many are being threatened in school and have thoughts of suicide that we did not know were having these issues.
We used to use the GAPS. The problem is the GAPS is very time consuming. RAAPS allows us to address the same risk behaviors, but has decreased the time teens need to complete the survey and the time to review.
RAAPS allows for a more thorough risk assessment on EVERY adolescent.
RAAPS has given me a starting point with students that I am unfamiliar with.
RAAPS is an easy way to assess for a range of behaviors that would be difficult to ask about in a more open-ended format without taking a great deal of time.
RAAPS makes it easier for me to come right out and ask the questions I am thinking. I think it is easier for the students to answer honestly, too.
Computerized format seems to appeal to teens; questions are straight-forward and easy to answer.
The length of the survey is not intimidating to teens. I like that you can document counseling right on the form.