Published in 2005, the Pearson Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale (VABS) is an assessment tool utilized nationwide to identify various intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism. A complicated assessment that can be difficult for clinicians to administer, the VABS measures communication, socialization, daily living and motor skills and maladaptive behavior in individuals from birth to adulthood.
Traditionally, the assessment tool has been administered in a semi-structured interview that takes approximately 20 to 60 minutes to complete, via paper-and-pencil, in the form of a questionnaire.
We recently partnered with Pearson to introduce an intelligently designed electronic clinical outcomes assessment (eCOA) solution for the VABS. The electronic version will help drive efficiencies, productivity and accuracy in the identification of various special needs by featuring a variety of benefits that make it more powerful than the classic paper-and-pencil test. These features include:
- Adaptive logic that allows clinicians to only administer and score patient-specific items;
- A prompted interview that guides a clinician through the scale; and
- Automated scoring algorithms that reduce time and eliminate human error.
The highly interactive solution will help to make a clinician’s time with a patient more effective and aims to provide clinicians, parents and caregivers with a precise and modernized method for administering the questionnaire.
At the forefront of digitization for clinician reports, we continue to lead the charge in paper-free clinical trials and introducing an electronic version of the VABS is our latest effort in today’s mobile revolution.