- Review Chapter 9 of the course text to learn about methods for measuring outcomes.
- Consider the outcomes that you have crafted for your proposed program and how you might measure the extent to which the program is achieving those outcomes.
- Use the Walden Library link in the Learning Resources to explore databases for tests and measures (i.e., instruments) pertaining to your refined outcomes.
1- to 2-page paper in which you:
· Describe how you would measure the outcomes that you identified in Discussion.
· Specifically, identify the
two best measurement instruments that you would use and explain why.
· Include strengths and limitations, and consider criteria such as usefulness, validity, reliability, precision, feasibility, and cost.
· Describe how you would collect the data and what you would expect to learn from it.
This was my discussion for this week.
Program Goal and Intended Outcomes:
Due to the global pandemic COVID-19 we are experiencing a historical challenge with the older population. The elderly is being impacted by social isolation, loneliness, depression, and anxiety. The goals of the program would be help clients cope with their mental health issues. The quality of life for the elderly will improve, and the community will become more educated about the challenges they face.
Goal Statement for proposed Program
To achieve balance in the mental health for the elderly. To help them learn coping skills for their depression, anxiety, and social isolation.
Performance: To have trained counselors to hold individual and group counseling sessions for the elderly.
Conditions: All staff will be fully trained to help elderly population deal with their depression, loneliness, and anxiety. To hold at least two to three group meetings a week.
Criteria: After three months of counseling the elderly are learning new coping skills, the depression, loneliness, and anxiety has improved, along with their quality of life.
How outcomes support goal:
The goal of the program is to help the elderly deal with depression, loneliness, and anxiety. The outcomes support the goal by having trained counselors giving individual and group sessions to the elderly to teach them healthy coping skills. The outcomes of the elderly’s quality of life have improved greatly supports the goals of the program.
Dudley, J. R. (2020).
Social work evaluation: Enhancing what we do (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press.
· Chapter 7, “Crafting Goals and Objectives” (pp. 149–168)
· Chapter 9, “Is the Intervention Effective?” (pp. 215–250)
Noordink, T., Verharen, L., Shalk, R., van Eck, M., & van Regenmortel, T. (2021). Measuring instruments for empowerment in social work: A scoping review
The British Journal of Social Work, 51(4), 1482–1508. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcab054
Walden University Library. (n.d.).
Tests & measures. https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/testsmeasures