Below is list of some of the most relevant scientific literature on TCOM, communimetrics, CANS, ANSA and FAST. It does not seek to be an exhaustive list, especially since new research is coming out constantly.
The majority of the citations below are from peer-reviewed sources, though a few highly stringent professional documents are also linked to (e.g. state quality review papers, etc.). The information is broken up by TCOM tool. It is important to note that research on one TCOM tool can be meaningful on another tool, since what is substantiated often is the very concept of communimetric measurement in general, and this can be applied across tools. Further, note that the research for each tool is diverse, including analyses of validity and reliability of various measures, advanced analytic and decision support done with the various measures, use of the measures for outcomes and quality assessment, cross-cultural relevance and validation, and many other uses.
Below, when the exact relevance of the research to substantiating TCOM or communimetrics is not clear, we have added a short sentence to help explain what a reader would find in the research. When the title is self-explanatory, we did not bother adding a blurb.
Founding works of TCOM and Communimetrics
The Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA).
The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS).
The Family Advocacy and Support Tool (FAST). The FAST is used to ascertain family needs, primarily in child welfare environments.
The Intermed - The INTERMED is a TCOM tool used in hospital settings to sort people to different levels of care: outpatient, specialty care, or complex care.
Cultural Diversity and Special Topics
TCOM tools can be individualized for your unique implementation needs. There is a strict procedure for proper individualization, but ultimately it allows an implementation to share most of their assessment items with the other tools (making comparison possible), while adding or removing certain items based on the realities of your implementation.
In Pennsylvania, there are several individualized TCOM implementations. A short list of the diversity of TCOM tools found in our collaborative is listed here: