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NCJ Number: 50685 Find in a Library
Title: OUTCOME STUDIES IN MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM EVALUATION (FROM RESOURCE MATERIALS FOR COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM EVALUATION - 2ND ED, 1977, BY WILLIAM A HARGREAVES - SEE NCJ-50680)
Author(s): W A HARGREAVES; C C ATTKISSON; F M OCHBERG
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Public Health Service
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20852
Grant Number: MH-36809
Contract Number: N01-MH-2-0105
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EXAMPLES ARE CITED THAT RANGE FROM SIMPLE MONITORING TO ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM EVALUATION, WITH OUTCOME EVALUATION VIEWED AS AN ADVANCED STAGE OF PROGRAM EVALUATION.
Abstract: BROAD MONITORING OF THE PROCESS OF A COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER INCLUDES ASSESSING COMMUNITY NEEDS, DESCRIBING THE UTILIZATION OF SERVICES BY DIFFERENT TYPES OF CLIENTS, MEETING REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF FUNDERS, AND INTEGRATING CLIENT AND STAFF STATISTICS WITH THE ACCOUNTING SYSTEM IN ORDER TO CARRY OUT COST-FINDING AND RATE-SETTING ACTIVITIES. SIX EXAMPLES OF PROGRAM EVALUATION ARE CITED THAT DEAL WITH CLIENT LEVELS OF FUNCTIONING, FOLLOWUP USING VOLUNTEERS, DAY CARE, FEEDBACK TO THERAPISTS, GROUP THERAPY, AND THE COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF COMMUNITY TREATMENT. THE EXAMPLES CONVEY THE VARIETY OF FUNCTIONS THAT OUTCOME EVALUATION MAY SERVE. THESE FUNCTIONS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: MONITORING CLIENT OUTCOME, DEMONSTRATING PROGRAM QUALITY, AND CONDUCTING STUDIES TO AID IN DECISIONMAKING. ISSUES TO BE RESOLVED WHEN PLANNING A STUDY AND CONDUCTING AN EVALUATION INVOLVE SELECTION OF THE TREATMENT COMPARISON, ASSIGNMENT TO TREATMENT, SELECTION OF SUBJECTS, INFORMED CONSENT PROCEDURE, DESCRIPTION OF THE SAMPLE, DESCRIPTION OF TREATMENT RECEIVED, SELECTION OF PREDICTOR VARIABLES, SELECTION OF OUTCOME MEASURES, DATA ANALYSIS, AND FEEDBACK OF RESULTS INTO THE DECISION PROCESS. REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Evaluation techniques; Mental health; Program evaluation; Psychiatric services
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