Evaluating mental health outcomes in an inpatient setting: Convergent and divergent validity of the OQ-45 and BASIS-32

@article{Doerfler2002EvaluatingMH,
  title={Evaluating mental health outcomes in an inpatient setting: Convergent and divergent validity of the OQ-45 and BASIS-32},
  author={Leonard A. Doerfler and Michael E. Addis and Peter W. Moran},
  journal={The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={29},
  pages={394-403}
}
The evolution of managed behavioral health care has led to an increased emphasis on reliable and valid assessment of outcomes in clinical practice. The present study evaluated the convergent, divergent, and concurrent validity and sensitivity to change of two widely used measures: Behavior and Symptom Identification Scale (BASIS-32) and Outcome Questionnaire (OQ-45). Comparisons of the two measures revealed that both were sensitive to change over a relatively short inpatient stay. Both measures… CONTINUE READING