The Coding System for Staff-Patient Interactions (CSSPI)

Developers: D.J. Kolko, M.W. Mccanna, L. Donaldson.

Year of publication: 1989

Date last updated: 7 June 2024

Setting in which the tool was originally developed/validated: Pediatric psychiatry

Restriction to setting(s): Not specified

Target group: Pediatric Psychiatric staff

Language(s): English

Specific constructs/behaviours:

1) staff antecedent, (command, warning, social); 2) patient behavior, (compliance/noncompliance, inappropriate, physical aggression, social); 3) staff consequence (praise, bonus reward, social, redirection, fine, time-out, no response, no opportunity for a response)

Tool topics:

General communication behavior / Overall communication behavior
Task-oriented/technical/instrumental communication

Intended application: Not specified

Reference(s) to development/validation paper(s):

Kolko, D. J., Mccanna, M. W., & Donaldson, L. (1989). Sequential assessment of staff administration of contingency management procedures on a child psychiatric unit. Behavior modification, 13(2), 216-244.

Reference links:

Tool/manual available: Yes. (In development paper)