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Psychosocial Assessment Tool

a brief parent/caregiver report screener of family psychosocial risk in pediatric health

About the Psychosocial Assessment Tool (PAT)

The Psychosocial Assessment Tool (PAT) is a brief parent report screener of family psychosocial risk in pediatric health. Using a social ecological framework, PAT allows for identification of a family's areas of risk and resiliency across multiple domains (e.g., family structure and resources, family problems, social support, child problems, acute stress, sibling problems).


PAT is based on the Pediatric Psychosocial Preventative Health Model (PPPHM; Kazak, 2006) which provides a tri-level determination of family risk (Universal, Targeted, Clinical) based on the total PAT score. Level of risk has implications for treatment recommendations to support family adaptation and address problems.


Psychosocial Assessment Tool (PAT)
Available Formats

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Our most popular format for the PAT includes automatic scoring and reporting

Available for use in research studies and quality improvement/ continuous improvement projects

Users are provided with item information needed to manually score the PAT

Psychosocial Assessment Tool (PAT)

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Nemours Children's Health 
Center for Healthcare Delivery Science
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Wilmington, DE 19803

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