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FAQ: In What Format is the RAAPS Survey Available?

RAAPS is available in paper as well as a web application. If you are interested in obtaining the paper version of RAAPS, you must complete contact information and agree to the copyright disclaimer. You may NOT place the RAAPS into an electronic system nor distribute the RAAPS to other...

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FAQ: How is Confidentiality/Security Maintained?

Have you used the online RAAPS system and wondered how the security and confidentiality of your data is maintained? There are some key things you should know about how data is stored in our web system. 1.  Adolescent names are never stored in the system, only a registration number....

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FAQ: How Does RAAPS Meet Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Standards for Adolescent Care?

RAAPS is a vital part of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) vision for adolescents.  PCMH models envision healthcare that is focused on the needs of patients. Did you know that RAAPS meets NCQA key components of PCMH? The RAAPS meets NCQA PCMH Key Components of…. 1.  Enhance Access...

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FAQ: How Can I Use Data Generated from my Clinic’s Reports to Improve the Care Provided to our Adolescent Population?

Using a survey to track behaviors and risk reduction can assist professionals in monitoring risk and behavior change over time, similar to the monitoring of weight or blood pressure. Early risk identification can assist in tailoring specific preventive education counseling and intervention programs that are geared to meet the...

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FAQ: What Reports Can I Generate? (part 2)

This is the second of a two-week blog post on RAAPS reporting capabilities.  Let’s take a further look into the second set of reporting functions on adolescent risk behaviors.  Responses Report ~ Choose timeframe (start and end dates) and a demographic data element from the drop down box: age,...

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FAQ: What Reports Can I Generate? (part 1)

RAAPS has a variety of reporting capabilities. Let’s take a look at a few reports on adolescent risk behaviors. Ad-hoc Report ~ Choose a question 1-21, highlight each set of data you would like included in the report. You may choose one or all sets of data to generate...

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FAQ: What if I want to use the RAAPS as an electronic medical record (EMR)?

In the RAAPS web application, all data captured when adolescents complete the survey is stored in a secured database. Providers can enter their notes from the counseling session into the RAAPS form along with the follow up plan and referrals. The completed form can then be saved and stored...

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FAQ: Is RAAPS a Reliable and Validated Tool?

Did you know that seventy-five percent of adolescent morbidity and mortality is a result of risky behavior? The Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services (RAAPS) is a 21-question adolescent risk screening tool developed to identify the behaviors contributing most to adolescent morbidity, mortality, and social problems. A study was...

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FAQ: How Do I Effectively Respond to Risk Behaviors?

Now that I have asked the questions, how do I effectively respond to the risk behaviors that have been shared with me? Since the RAAPS is a screening tool, not a diagnostic tool, it is recommended that protocols for risk intervention and referral should be established prior to implementation....

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FAQ: How Do I Document the Counseling Session?

You must use your counseling skills and clinical judgment to determine the level of risk (minimal, moderate or high) for each question the adolescent has identified as a risk for themselves. This would be identified as any question with the box on the right checked. The “Office Use Only”...

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