Do Goal-Setting Interventions Improve the Quality of Goals in Mental Health Services?
Samantha P Clarke, Trevor P Crowe, Lindsay G Oades, Frank P Deane
PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION JOURNAL | CENTER PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION | Published : 2009
OBJECTIVE: The use of evidence-based goal-setting principles is thought to improve goal attainment of people with psychiatric disability. Little is known about the frequency or quality of goal setting, and whether training and formalized goal-setting interventions improve goal setting practice. This study examines the impact of the Goal Instrument for Quality as related to the frequency and quality of goal setting. METHODS: The Goal Instrument for Quality (Goal-IQ) was used to review 122 goal records in several eastern Australian mental health services. RESULTS: Seventy-four percent of people in recovery had a documented goal record and these had 54% of the evidence-based goal-setting princi..View full abstract