The Measure of Mental Health Vital Signs

Y-OQ 2.0


Do you know the parent's view of your adolescent client?

Look at the Y-OQ® 2.01 for your answers

The 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.

The total score on the Y-OQ® 2.01 is the summation of items from each subscale and is designed to reflect the total amount of distress a child or adolescent is experiencing.  

When working with children under the age of 11 or 12, parent-report data is the most used method with the assumption being that parents will be the most reliable source for obtaining data about a young child's functioning and behavior.


Risk assessment: High scores on the critical items scales indicate those who may need immediate intervention beyond standard outpatient treatment.

Standardized data with exceptional sensitivity to change:  Based on normative data, the Y-OQ® 2.01 has been found to be both reliable and valid, yielding high internal consistency and comparing favorably with other tools such as the Child Behavior Checklist.  Statistically significant differences are present between the means for the clinical and normative samples.

Assists with treatment planning:  Assessment of content areas of the Y-OQ® 2.01 allows for a more streamlined treatment plan and documentation.

Ease of administration and scoring:  The Y-OQ® 2.01 items are rated by the parent/guardian on a 5 point scale.  Administration and scoring only take a few minutes.

Languages: The Y-OQ® 2.01 is available in English, Dutch, French, Korean, Spanish, and Swedish 

When working with children under the age of 11 or 12, parent-report data is the most used method with the assumption being that parents will be the most reliable source for obtaining data about a young child's functioning and behavior.

Through the use of cut-off scores and a reliable change index, the Y-OQ® 2.01 allows the clinician to see the child's behavioral similarity at each treatment interval compared to inpatient populations, outpatient populations, and a large untreated community sample.

  • You can administer the Y-OQ®-2.01 to either your client's mother or father
  • Your treatment planning is easier for you
  • You have a monitoring tool that is user friendly
  • You can administer it in a matter of minutes
The Y-OQ® 2.01 is available in the The OQ®-Analyst software or with a Paper and Pencil License

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