Evince Clinical Assessments
 
OAARS  BENEFITS
Outcomes Assessment And Reporting System
  • Basic outcomes monitoring and documentation.
  • Brief scales on key characteristics related to treatment planning and progress.
  • Population descriptions to provide context for outcomes.
  • Options for internal analyses or for working with research experts.
by
Norman G. Hoffmann, Ph.D.
David Mee-Lee, M.D.
Gerald D. Shulman, M.A., M.A.C., FACATA
 
The OAARS provides evaluation forms for recording ASAM PPC-2R related constructs during treatment to document treatment progress and response. Key measures of initial outcomes including completion status for the initial treatment phase or program, and engagement and recovery status during three to six months of aftercare or maintenance services are documented. Demographic and clinical variables such as substance use disorder diagnoses and prior treatments provide a means of describing the cases in the evaluation and a context for interpreting the outcome findings. Materials for the basic OAARS include 50 forms to record information on each client, a tabulation spreadsheet for abstracting the information for analyses, a set of tables for presenting findings in a clear format, and a manual with instructions for data collection and analyses. Additional packets of 50 instruments can be ordered if larger samples are desired. Samples of 100 to 200 may be required for certain analyses.
APPLICATIONS: The OAARS can be used by programs or clinicians to monitor and document treatment response and outcomes for their clients. The basic packet is designed to allow clinicians to not only collect the information on their clients, but to also conduct basic statistical summaries on the findings. If preferred, the data from an Excel spreadsheet can be sent electronically to Evince Clinical Assessments for analysis and interpretation. To explore this service contact Norman G. Hoffmann, Ph.D. by e-mail (evinceassessment@aol.com) or phone (828-454-9960) to discuss costs and options before initiating any data collection.
 
ORDERING: The OAARS materials are distributed by The Change Companies and can be ordered via the contact information listed below.
 
TIME REQUIREMENTS: The time to complete the OAARS will be approximately 15 minutes for the initial documentation following a standard intake assessment and approximately 10 minutes for ratings during treatment. The outcome documentation will require under 5 minutes.
 
DEVELOPMENT:  Developed by nationally and internationally recognized experts in addictions treatment: David Mee-Lee, M.D., Gerald D. Shulman, M.A., M.A.C., FACATA, and Norman G. Hoffmann, Ph.D.
 
COPYRIGHT: The OAARS is copyrighted and may not be adapted or reproduced. To do so is a violation of copyright law and constitutes unethical conduct.
 
  OAARS materials are distributed by
The Change Companies
5221 Sigstrom Dr., Carson City, NV 89706
Voice: 888-889-8866 Fax: 775-885-0643
www.changecompanies.net

 
2013 Evince Clinical Assessments