Goal attainment scaling as a method of clinical service evaluation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

130 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The demand for clinical accountability and the documentation of therapeutic effectiveness continues to increase in health-related settings. Therapists are attempting to address this increasing demand by adapting methods based on traditional experimental models of research to evaluate their clinical practice. Experimental and quasi-experimental designs, however, are often limited usefulness in clinical environments for a variety of practical and ethical reasons. This paper presents a method of evaluating the effectiveness of a therapeutic intervention called goal attainment scaling, which involves goal setting procedures and assessment techniques that are practice-based and practitioner-oriented. The procedures are presented and the argument made that goal attainment scaling is a viable method by which one can document therapeutic change and demonstrate clinical accountability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)519-525
Number of pages7
JournalThe American journal of occupational therapy. : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
Volume44
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1990
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Social Responsibility
Documentation
Research Design
Theoretical Models
Therapeutics
Health
Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

@article{5030064208e84cc6929c3ba2833b167f,
title = "Goal attainment scaling as a method of clinical service evaluation.",
abstract = "The demand for clinical accountability and the documentation of therapeutic effectiveness continues to increase in health-related settings. Therapists are attempting to address this increasing demand by adapting methods based on traditional experimental models of research to evaluate their clinical practice. Experimental and quasi-experimental designs, however, are often limited usefulness in clinical environments for a variety of practical and ethical reasons. This paper presents a method of evaluating the effectiveness of a therapeutic intervention called goal attainment scaling, which involves goal setting procedures and assessment techniques that are practice-based and practitioner-oriented. The procedures are presented and the argument made that goal attainment scaling is a viable method by which one can document therapeutic change and demonstrate clinical accountability.",
author = "Kenneth Ottenbacher and A. Cusick",
year = "1990",
month = "6",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "44",
pages = "519--525",
journal = "American Journal of Occupational Therapy",
issn = "0272-9490",
publisher = "American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Goal attainment scaling as a method of clinical service evaluation.

AU - Ottenbacher, Kenneth

AU - Cusick, A.

PY - 1990/6

Y1 - 1990/6

N2 - The demand for clinical accountability and the documentation of therapeutic effectiveness continues to increase in health-related settings. Therapists are attempting to address this increasing demand by adapting methods based on traditional experimental models of research to evaluate their clinical practice. Experimental and quasi-experimental designs, however, are often limited usefulness in clinical environments for a variety of practical and ethical reasons. This paper presents a method of evaluating the effectiveness of a therapeutic intervention called goal attainment scaling, which involves goal setting procedures and assessment techniques that are practice-based and practitioner-oriented. The procedures are presented and the argument made that goal attainment scaling is a viable method by which one can document therapeutic change and demonstrate clinical accountability.

AB - The demand for clinical accountability and the documentation of therapeutic effectiveness continues to increase in health-related settings. Therapists are attempting to address this increasing demand by adapting methods based on traditional experimental models of research to evaluate their clinical practice. Experimental and quasi-experimental designs, however, are often limited usefulness in clinical environments for a variety of practical and ethical reasons. This paper presents a method of evaluating the effectiveness of a therapeutic intervention called goal attainment scaling, which involves goal setting procedures and assessment techniques that are practice-based and practitioner-oriented. The procedures are presented and the argument made that goal attainment scaling is a viable method by which one can document therapeutic change and demonstrate clinical accountability.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0025440246&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0025440246&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 44

SP - 519

EP - 525

JO - American Journal of Occupational Therapy

JF - American Journal of Occupational Therapy

SN - 0272-9490

IS - 6

ER -