Outcomes instruments are administered to adults with severe and persistent mental illness, their service providers and other adults in the general mental health population. The domains measured include clinical status, quality of life, functioning status, safety and health and empowerment. To measure outcomes for youth, three parallel forms were developed (Ohio scales) for completion by the youth client, the youth's parent or primary caretaker and the youth's agency worker. The domains measured include problem severity, functioning, hopefulness and satisfaction. Key consumer-oriented materials have been translated into other languages, including the outcomes instruments. The translations currently available include Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian.
Procedural Manual (large file)
The Ohio Consumer Outcomes Procedural Manual (11th edition) contains all of the activities and procedures that need to be completed as part of participation in the Consumer Outcomes System.
The Ohio Youth Problems, Functioning and Satisfaction Scales (Ohio scales) are instruments developed to measure outcomes for youth ages 5 to 18 who receive mental health services. The User's Manual describes the conceptualization and initial development of the Ohio scales along with the scoring and administration procedures. Like the User's Manual, the Ohio Scales Technical Manual describes the conceptualization and initial development of the Ohio scales, as well as the scoring and administration procedures. It also includes psychometric data regarding reliability, validity and sensitivity to change.
Scoring Tools & Guidelines
The documents and tools in this section were developed to help make scoring the outcomes instruments easier and to ensure the accuracy of scores computed at the local level.