A qualitative process evaluation of electronic session-by-session outcome measurement in child and adolescent mental health services

Hall, C.L., Taylor, J., Moldavsky, M., Marriott, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-7743-5262, Pass, S. ORCID: 0000-0002-5062-9793, Newell, K., Goodman, R., Sayal, K. and Hollis, C., 2014. A qualitative process evaluation of electronic session-by-session outcome measurement in child and adolescent mental health services. BMC Psychiatry, 14 (1), p. 113. ISSN 1471-244X

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Abstract

Background: Regular monitoring of patient progress is important to assess the clinical effectiveness of an intervention. Recently, initiatives within UK child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) have advocated the use of session-by-session monitoring to continually evaluate the patient’s outcome throughout the course of the intervention. However, the feasibility and acceptability of such regular monitoring is unknown. Method: Semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with clinicians (n= 10), administrative staff (n=8) and families (n= 15) who participated in a feasibility study of an electronic session-by-session outcome monitoring tool, (SxS), which is based on the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ). This study took place in three CAMHS clinics in Nottinghamshire. The interview transcripts were thematically analysed. Results: We found clinicians accepted the need to complete outcome measures, particularly valuing those completed by the patient. However, there were some difficulties with engaging clinicians in this practice and in the training offered. Generally, patients were supportive of completing SxS in the waiting room prior to the clinic session and assistance with the process from administrative staff was seen to be a key factor.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: BMC Psychiatry
Creators: Hall, C.L., Taylor, J., Moldavsky, M., Marriott, M., Pass, S., Newell, K., Goodman, R., Sayal, K. and Hollis, C.
Publisher: BioMed Central
Date: 2014
Volume: 14
Number: 1
ISSN: 1471-244X
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1186/1471-244X-14-113DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:36
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:34
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15405

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