The CORE Outcome Measure (CORE-OM)
This is a client self-report questionnaire designed to be administered before and after therapy. The client is asked to respond to 34 questions about how they have been feeling over the last week, using a 5-point scale ranging from 'not at all' to 'most or all of the time'. The 34 items of the measure cover four dimensions:
The responses are designed to be averaged by the practitioner to produce a mean
score to indicate the level of current psychological global distress (from 'healthy'
to 'severe'). The questionnaire is repeated after the last session of treatment;
comparison of the pre-and post-therapy scores offers a measure of 'outcome' (i.e.
whether or not the client's level of distress has changed, and by how much).
● The Therapy Assessment Form
helps to profile the client, their presenting problems/concerns and their pathway
The use of CORE Therapy Assessment and End of Therapy Forms alongside the CORE-OM distinguishes CORE from standalone outcome measures by routinely adding critical contextual detail on the client and the therapy process.These 3 paper-based tools can be downloaded as forms and used free of charge under the terms of the CORE Copyright.