Measuring Effectiveness in a Clinical Setting
Keywords:clinical setting, effectiveness, vocational
Measuring outcome has become an important although complex task in today’s atmosphere of fiscal restraint. A short and inexpensive instrument, the OQ-45 allows counsellors in clinical settings to undertake such an evaluation. The use of the instrument was demonstrated with a twenty clients in an Employee Assistance Program. The results showed that personal-counselling clients started with problematic levels of symptoms, but rapidly improved to base-line levels. Vocational clients also showed the same type of changes. Both counsellors and clients reported finding the exercise useful.
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