Validation d'une version française du Outcome Questionnaire et évaluation d'un service de counselling en milieu clinique
The first purpose of this study was to assess the psychometric quality and validity of the Mesure d'Impact-45 (MI-45) and the Mesure d'Impact-22 (MI-22), French translations of 45-item and 22-item versions, respectively, of the Outcome Questionnaire (Lambert & Burlingame, 1996a, 1996b). The second purpose was to evaluate, by means of the MI-22, a French-language counselling program located in a clinical setting in Quebec, which provided additional information on the sensitivity to change and clinical utility of the MI-22.
Comprehensive costing of human services remains an understudied issue in evaluating health and social services. Evaluations done to date have considered either only some of the services offered to clients or restricted the examination to costs borne by programs. Most studies to date have been conducted in the United States and Britain, countries that have different systems of health and social services than Canada. This article presents a case study of the use of a “comprehensive costing approach" in a Canadian context.
The study is an evaluation of treatment services that are provided to patients with panic disorder at an outpatient mental health clinic A mail survey was used to contact patients who had completed therapy at the clinic between January 1987 and October 1989. Responses were obtained from 21 individuals (representing a 70% response rate). Results indicated that 14 of 21 patients (66%) no longer meet diagnostic criteria for panic disorder.