Development and utilization of a practice-based, adolescent intake questionnaire (Adquest): Surveying which risks, worries, and concerns urban youth want to talk about

Ken Peake, Irwin Epstein, Diane Mirabito, Michael Surko

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This article describes an intake questionnaire (Adquest) that was designed, tested, and implemented, and later employed in clinical data-mining studies, by practitioners in an adolescent mental health program. The instrument is primarily a practice-based, clinical information-gathering and client engagement device. Consequently, it differs in significant ways from more research-driven Rapid Assessment Instruments (RAIs). Despite these differences, when aggregated and analyzed, Adquest data provides valuable psychosocial information about hundreds of vulnerable urban youth seeking mental health services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-82
Number of pages28
JournalSocial Work in Mental Health
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004



  • Adolescent
  • Assessment instrument
  • Clinical information
  • Clinical tool
  • Engagement
  • Practice-based research
  • Risk
  • Screening tool

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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