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No matter which Outcome Questionnaire you choose, it will help you track your client's progress.

What exactly does using the OQ®-Analyst mean to you?

  • You can easily monitor treatment effectiveness
  • Your graphs will be easy to read
  • You will receive instantaneous feedback
  • You will get both clinician and client reports

What do the OQ®-Analyst alerts mean?

White alert: Your client is functioning in the normal range.

Green alert: The rate of change your client is making is in the adequate range. No change in treatment plan is recommended.

Yellow alert: Your client's rate of chage is not adequate. Consider altering your treatment plan by intensifying treatment, shifting intervention strategies and monitoring progress especially carefully. Without a change in treatment, your client may end up with no significant benefit from therapy.

Red alert: Your client is not making the expected level of progress. Chances are your client will drop out of treatment prematurely or have a negative treatment outcome. Steps should be taken to carefully review this case and decide on a new course of action.

Research has proven that clients whose progress is likely to lead to dropping out of therapy can be identified before treatment ends. Speedy feedback to the clinicians and clients can reduce failure by two-thirds.

Adult Measures for adults 18 years and older:

The OQ®45.2 is a 45-item self-report outcome/tracking instrument designed for repeated measurement of client progress through the course of therapy and following termination.

The OQ®-45 TA is the OQ®-45.2 instrument with an additional 13 questions about Therapeutic Alliance to help heal alliance ruptures.

The OQ®-30.2 is a sub-set of the OQ®-45.2 most sensitive to change questions. It is a self-report outcome and progress tracking measure designed to be repeatedly administered to assess ongoing client change.

The OQ®-ASC (Assessment for Signal Clients) measures Therapeutic Alliance, Social Support, Motivation for Therapy and Life Events. The OQ®-ASC is used in conjunction with the OQ®-45.2, OQ®-30.2 and SOQ® 2.0 (severely mentally ill clients) to give the clinician more information and will help you to connect with clients that are not on-track.

The OQ®-10.2 is a 10-item derivative of the OQ®-45.2. It is used by referring physicians as a quick screening measure for adults.

Adult Measures for the severely mentally ill population:

The S-OQ® 2.0 is a 45-item Outcome Questionnaire designed for the SMI (severely mentally ill) population. The SOQ® provides a "snapshot" measurement of distress and functioning levels at any given time and tracks changes in such levels across time.

The BPRS is an 18-item Measure designed to assess clients with major psychiatric disorders to be used in conjunction with the S-OQ® 2.0. The BPRS is a commonly used independent-rater measure of SPMI (severely persistent mentally ill).

Youth Measures for children and adolescents:

Y-OQ® 2.01 is a 64 item report completed by the parent/guardian. It is a measure of treatment progress for children and adolescents (ages 4-17) receiving mental health intervention. It is meant to track actual change in functioning.

Y-OQ® 2.01 TA is a 64 item report with additional questions about the Therapeutic Alliance. The goal of the four Therapeutic Alliance questions is to assess your client's perception of the relationship between you and your client.

Y-OQ® SR 2.0 is the self-report version of the Youth Outcome Questionnaire (Y-OQ®-2.01). It is designed to serve as an additional source of data in tracking treatment progress for adolescents ages 12-17 receiving mental health treatment. It is important to note that the Y-OQ®-2.0 SR is NOT an equivalent form of, or interchangeable with, the Y-OQ®-2.01.

Y-OQ® SR 2.0 TA is a self-report version of the Y-OQ® 2.01 with additional questions about the Therapeutic Alliance. The goal of the five Therapeutic Alliance questions is to assess your client's perception of the relationship between you and your client.

Y-OQ® 30.2 Parent Report and Self Report are briefer versions of the Y-OQ® 2.01 and Y-OQ® SR 2.0. This tool is strongly recommended for practices that want to establish a baseline and track change but who want to decrease the administration and scoring time. Researchers and small practices may want to select Y-OQ® 2.01.

The Y-OQ® TSM Parent Report and Self Report are clinical support tools for the Youth population; they can be administered at intake and multiple times during your sessions.

Clinical Support Tools can be used with our Outcome Measures:

OQ®-ASC (Assessment for Signal Clients)

The OQ®-ASC (Assessment for Signal Clients) measures Therapeutic Alliance, Social Support, Motivation for Therapy and Life Events. The OQ®-ASC is used in conjunction with the OQ®-45.2, OQ®-30.2 and SOQ® 2.0 (severely mentally ill clients) to give the clinician more information and will help you to connect with clients that are not on-track.

TSM Youth and Parent (Treatment Support Measure)

The Y-OQ® TSM Parent Report and Self Report are clinical support tools for the Youth population; they can be administered at intake and multiple times during your sessions.

The OQ®-WRAP (Wellness and Resilience Assessment Post-deployment) was developed by Madigan Army Hospital using questions from the OQ®-10.2 and OQ®-ASC to screen the returning troops for mental health issues.

What can OQ® Outcome Questionnaires do for you?

Our Measures are designed to Detect Change. This tracking has been an elusive task for researchers and professionals alike. Historically instruments have failed to detect change because the measures used were designed for diagnostic or other purposes.

All OQ Measures are designed to detect treatment effectiveness regardless of treatment modality, diagnosis or discipline of the treating professional.

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We believe that outcome measures should go well beyond measuring change.

The purpose of the OQ System is to improve your treatment outcomes by allowing you to measure, monitor and identify not on-track cases. The OQ®-Analyst will provide you with information along with problem solving tools to assist you in improving treatment response.

Your use of the clinician's report allows you to see distress level of your client compared to other populations, for example, in-patient, out-patient and community norms.

OQ Measures has issued over 3,000 licenses for the OQ® Family of instruments across five continents (Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America) in 35 different languages (Arabic, Armenian, Cambodian, Chilean, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Filipino, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian and Vietnamese). Our customers range from single-provider offices to multi-state organizations that manage up to 17 million lives. Since the early 1990's these outcome measures have been recognized as one of the leading outcome tracking methodologies for quantifying and evaluating the progress of behavioral health therapy.

OQ Measures' instruments are founded on 35 years of research and writing guided by Dr. Michael Lambert—a world renowned expert in assessing outcomes associated with mental health treatments. Dr. Lambert is the president of the premiere international society devoted to the study of mental health treatments (Society for Psychotherapy Research), has published nearly 200 peer-reviewed articles on outcome measures.

The OQ Measures are available in multiple languages.

The OQ®-45.2 is available in Arabic, Armenian, Cambodian, Chilean, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Filipino, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian and Vietnamese.

The OQ®-30.2 is available in Chinese, Dutch, English, French, Korean, Spanish and Swedish.

The OQ®-ASC is available in English, Finnish, German, Spanish and Swedish.

The S-OQ® 2.0 is available in English and Spanish.

The OQ®-10.2 is available in English, French and Spanish.

The TSM is available in English and Spanish.

The Y-OQ® 2.01 is available in Arabic, Armenian, Cambodian, Chilean, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Dutch, English, Farsi, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.

The Y-OQ® SR 2.0 is available in Arabic, Armenian, Cambodian, Chilean, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Dutch, English, Farsi, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagolog and Vietnamese.

The Y-OQ® 30.2 is available in Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Dutch, English, French, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish and Vietnamese.

The OQ®-GQ is available in English.

The OQ®-GRQ is available in English.

The GCQ-S is available in English.

The BPRS is available in English.