Kennedy MD Consulting NewsletterKennedy Axis V Enhanced GAF Ratings
Many clinicians are still unaware that the Kennedy Axis V (K Axis) can act to IMPROVE THE EASE AND ACCURACY of making GAF (Global Assessment of Functioning) ratings.
CALCULATING A GAF USING THE K AXIS:
To calculate the GAF, one simply selects the LOWEST K AXIS SCORE from the first four K Axis subscales.
One can do this by rating the first four K Axis subscales and selecting the lowest score as the GAF rating. One may also rate only the most dysfunctional subscale area and use that as one's GAF rating.
MORE ANCHOR POINTS THAN THE GAF:
The K Axis has a greater number of anchor points than the GAF. These can be focused on the most problematic area, thus increasing the EASE AND ACCURACY of making GAF ratings. Try it and SEE FOR YOURSELF.
NO CHARGE (FREE):
There is NO CHARGE for the use of the K Axis to determine your GAF ratings. There is a very reasonable charge ($0.25 to $0.50 per rating) for use of the K Axis, including its subscales, as a replacement for the GAF; however, as indicated, there is no charge to use the K Axis to simply generate your GAF rating.
More details on using the K Axis to enhance GAF ratings can be found in our 06-12-07 Newsletter, "Kennedy Axis V Assisted GAF Ratings."
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