Having been the subject of many studies worldwide over the past two decades, the Y-OQ-SR youth questionnaire is one of the most researched outcome measures for youth (12-18) in the world, Created to track change in children in treatment, the Y-OQ-SR is a 64-item self-report assessment and is a measure of treatment progress for adolescents receiving mental health treatment. It is designed to reflect the total amount of distress an adolescent is experiencing, and its utility across many populations, treatment types, and modalities allow for non-invasive clinical application in nearly all levels of care.
Learn more about Y-OQ-SR here: https://www.oqmeasures.com/y-oq-sr-2-0/
Pacific Teen Treatment’s clients are given the Y-OQ-SR assessment upon admission and discharge. The outcome study includes all clients (160) that have completed the program between March 2019 and May 2023.
Over 90% of clients that completed the 30-60 day program report a significant reduction in overall emotional distress, with an average improvement of 32% in their total score.
The questionnaire features six sub-scales covering how adolescents feel inside, how they are getting along with significant others, how they are coping with stress physically and behaviorally, and how they are performing important life tasks, such as school.
Tracking outcomes in mental health treatment is an important part of any program, but it can be incredibly challenging.
Mental health struggles can present in many different ways from one individual to the next, and many mental health conditions we treat, such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD, are not curable and can be an ongoing part of someone’s life.
While we are proud of our outcomes, it is important to note that we do not believe that outcome data can fully capture our work. Our program offers a comprehensive family program, emphasizing family systems, that goes beyond what is captured in the data.
We are committed to providing comprehensive care that addresses the whole person’s needs, and we believe that our family program is an essential part of this approach. We constantly work to improve our program and provide our clients with the best possible care. We believe that tracking outcomes is an important part of this process, but we also recognize that it is not the only measure of success.