THE PREFERRED OUTCOME MEASURE FOR 2 OF AMERICA’S LARGEST COUNTIES – WHAT THE Y-OQ®-2.01 CAN TELL YOU ABOUT YOUNGER PATIENTS
A product of over two decades of research by Dr. Gary Burlingame, the Y-OQ® 2.01 is one of the most researched outcome measures for youth in the world, and has been the subject of many studies and clinical trials worldwide. Created to track behavioral change in children in treatment, the Y-OQ® is the youth outcome measure of choice by the two largest counties in California and America, as well as one of the largest health care systems in the United States.
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. The Y-OQ® is designed to reflect the total amount of distress a child or adolescent is experiencing, and its utility across many populations, treatment types, and modalities allows for non-invasive clinical application in nearly all settings of care.
A research-based reliable change index (RCI) is an absolutely critical feature to any legitimate outcome measure, and the Y-OQ® not only has an RCI, but it is a highly sensitive instrument with strong reliability and validity. The Y-OQ® is recognized as a recommended outcome measure by The Joint Commission.
THE Y-OQ®-2.01 MEASURES SIX SUBSCALES:
You can use the subscale scores to identify and target particularly problematic areas as a focus of treatment. These six areas of functioning suggest a continuum covering how the person feels inside, how he or she is getting along with significant others, how he or she is coping with stress physically and behaviorally, and how he or she is performing in important life tasks, such as work and school. The Y-OQ® also assesses change in paranoia, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, hallucination, delusions, suicide, mania, and eating disorder issues.
- Intrapersonal Distress (emotional distress)
- Somatic Distress (distress presenting physically)
- Interpersonal Relations (relationship with parents, other adults, and peers)
- Critical Items (flags need for those requiring immediate intervention beyond standard outpatient treatment)
- Social Problems (socially-related problematic behaviors)
- Behavioral Dysfunction (unhealthy behaviors)
Y-OQ®-2.01 CRITICAL ITEMS:
Examination of nine critical items allows clinicians to screen for paranoia, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, hallucination, delusions, suicide, mania, and eating disorder issues.