Youth Outcome Questionnaire (Y-OQ-12)
This 12-item scale is derived from the longer, well-established Youth Outcome Questionnaire – 2.01. It is a general measure of psychological distress and is intended to be used in the first stage of a two-stage screening process. People who score positive on the Y-OQ-12 are given the full Y-OQ-2.01 instrument. A score in the clinical range on the second stage instrument is then used as a marker for continuous outcome tracking.
Appropriate target populations
Children aged 4 to 17.
Parent answers the questionnaire based on his or her observations of the child.
_X_ self-administered (paper-and-pencil)
___ self-administered (computer)
Approximately 10 minutes.
_X_ Other (Spanish, Swedish, Dutch)
Accessibility and cost
___ no charge for use
___ use requires permission of test developer
___ use requires special training and/or professional or academic credentials
_X_ fee for use (Contact Tameisha@OQMeasures.com for a quote.)
Where to access
Summary of test development data
Quality of reporting
High, based on STARD rating (see Appendix, p. 76).
Summary of validity and reliability data
Moderate, largely because there is only one well-designed validation study.