How to Track Your Client’s Progress with Mental Health Outcome Measures

Mental health is a state of well-being where you realize your own potential, can cope with the everyday stresses of life, can work productively, and contribute to your community. If you have poor mental health, then it decreases your chances of having a good life and being a productive citizen. A multidisciplinary approach is necessary for managing mental health in patients. Read on to find out how to use mental health outcomes measures to track your client’s progress.

Tools to Measure Health Status

Physiotherapists must find ways to increase the effectiveness of treatment while creating meaningful change for their patients. Patient Reported Outcome Measures are used in behavioral and cognitive healthcare settings. These tools are used to determine the impact of an intervention or service on the patient’s health status.

Evaluate Changes in Mental Health

Mental disorders can impact a patient’s life within several domains. For instance, a person with an anxiety disorder may have trouble making friends, working at a job, and difficulty with going out in public. Outcome measures help by evaluating someone with this condition across all metrics. These metrics may include symptoms, treatment experiences, client functioning, and changes made after treatment.

Different Types of Outcome Measures

These mental health tools can be administered monthly, weekly, or daily. They are most effective when you consistently capture a particular outcome. Physiotherapists can also choose from different outcome measures to capture various aspects, such as focusing on emotions, general functioning, or recovery.

Poor mental health is one of the causes of disability and a poor quality of life. Physiotherapists can create stronger communication with clients, improve diagnostic accuracy, enhance treatment monitoring and help clients maintain the positive aspects of treatment longer with outcome measures. For more information follow us on Facebook.

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