Stephanie Yamin

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Perceptions of the Use of an Outcome Monitoring Tool in a Clinical Psychology Training Centre: Lessons Learned for Performance Measurement

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The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of the Outcome Questionnaire (OQ) following its implementation in a university-based psychological services training centre. Participants were doctoral-level student clinicians (n = 49), clinical supervisors (n = 17), and clients (n = 24). Data was collected through surveys, semi-structured interviews, and focus groups. Findings indicated that the majority of clinicians used the OQ to monitor outcomes and the majority of stakeholders perceived it as useful. However, the extent to which the information provided by the OQ was being used was variable. Lessons learned for implementation of performance measurement systems within mental health services are discussed.

Spring

Evaluability Assessment of a National Driver Retraining Program: Are We Evaluating in the Right Lane?

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27-50

An evaluability assessment (EA) of the 55 Alive program, a national older driver refresher course aimed at improving driving skills, was conducted. This EA adds to the evaluation literature as previous outcome evaluations neglected to explore whether this program was prepared for such assessments. A mixed-method protocol was executed across three community sites. Based on the results of this EA, several suggestions for future evaluations are discussed: (a) sampling all stakeholder levels for a more holistic snapshot of the program, (b) using EA to facilitate stakeholders' engagement in the evaluation, and (c) incorporating scientists specializing in the area within the evaluation.