Research Results

Young Adults

Helping families chart the course

Family functioning improves

 

 

A Family Assessment Device score of 2.00 or above indicates problematic family functioning. The higher the score, the more problematic the family member perceives the family’s overall functioning.

 

Young Adults see great benefit from their experience

95% percent circle infographicAdult clients surveyed at graduation report
satisfaction with the quality of treatment at True North.

96% circle infographic
Adult clients surveyed at graduation report
that their problems are better than when they began the program.

Mental health functioning improves

The Outcome Questionnaire (OQ 45.2*) is a well-known, highly reliable self-report questionnaire which contains items that assess for a range of areas of mental health functioning. A score of 63 or more indicates symptoms of clinical significance and a decrease in score is an improvement in mental health functioning.

Note: If the difference in the pre-to-post-treatment scoreis greater than 13, and the post-test score has crossed thethreshold between a clinical and non-clinical range, the clientis said to have demonstrated clinically significant change.

True North’s average Y-OQ 45.2 composite scores as of 10/5/22:

SIGNIFICANT CLINICAL IMPROVEMENT IN A VARIETY OF AREAS

The overall shift in scores on the OQ 45.2 reveal significant clinical improvement for students both during and after their experience at True North. Further examination of the individual items on the scale gives a more robust picture of some of the specific gains. Results indicate that the significant improvements noted upon completion of True North are maintained and consistent 12 months after graduation. The following is a sampling of those results.

Interest and satisfaction with life improves

Clients reported they frequently or always feel no interest in things:

36%
Enrollment
9%
12 months

Clients reported they frequently or always find their work/school satisfying:

22%
Enrollment
47%
12 months

Clients reported they are frequently or always satisfied with their life:

15%
Enrollment
60%
12 months

Clients reported they are frequently or always satisfied with their relationships with others:

30%
Enrollment
67%
12 months

Young Adults report feeling happier and more hopeful

Clients reported they are frequently or always a happy person:

26%
Enrollment
62%
12 Months

Clients reported they frequently or always feel hopeless about the future:

44%
Enrollment
11%
12 Months

Stress level decreases

Clients reported they frequently or always feel stressed at work/school:

71%
Enrollment
20%
12 months

General sense of worth improves

Clients reported they sometimes, frequently or always feel worthless:

70%
Enrollment
22%
12 months

Clients reported they frequently or always like themselves:

30%
Enrollment
73%
12 months

* Developed by Michael J. Lambert, Ph.D. and Gary M. Burlingame, Ph.D. Copyright © 1996 OQ Measures LLC. All Rights Reserved. License Required For All Use.

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