All segments of the behavioral healthcare system are increasingly being called upon to demonstrate the effectiveness of their treatment. This article outlines a type of research study, the effectiveness study, that can be implemented quite easily and inexpensively and can provide a measure of treatment success. The article discusses choice-points for engaging in an effectiveness study and gives suggestions for research decisions. A small-scale study conducted at a partial hospitalization unit for eating disorders is used as an example.The information on designing and implementing a research program and the example provided are intended to assist practitioners and program administrators who are considering engaging in their own outcome research.
Assessing Outcome in Practice Settings: A Primer and Example from an Eating Disorders Program
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Darcy Haag Granello, Laura Hill; Assessing Outcome in Practice Settings: A Primer and Example from an Eating Disorders Program. Journal of Mental Health Counseling 1 July 2003; 25 (3): 218–232. doi: https://doi.org/10.17744/mehc.25.3.htkyhrrlbcdq5lp4
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