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Questionnaire options

The most popular option is to utilize one of the questionnaire versions developed by the ACORN collaboration. The questionnaires were developed using state of the art methodology, and possess excellent psychometic properties, while remaining relatively brief and cost effective for routine use.

The versions that exist can be clustered into these primary categories. The Demo forms included can be completed on any browser enabled device. Paper versions are also available. Completed forms can be viewed using the Demo Toolkit Account login. Allow 15- 30 minutes for questionnaires to be scored and displayed in the Toolkit.
  • Routine outpatient care
    • Well tested set of items targeted for outpatient treatment settings with patients of moderate to severe symptoms of depression, anxiety, social isolation, workplace functioning, and/or other important tasks of daily living
    • Adult, adolescent and child versions available
    • Foreign language translations available

  • Recovery Questionnaires
    • Well tested set of items used in substance abuse and addictions treatment programs
    • Separate versions for individual or group treatment

  • Eating Disorders
    • Well tested set of items relevant to patients with eating disorders related symptoms.

  • Severely mentally ill
    • Well tested set of items relevant to patients with schizophrenia and others disorders with symptoms of psychosis and thought disorders
    • Normative sample includes patients in long term ongoing care

For more information on available questionnaires, see: ACORN Questionnaires

Other options for questionnaires

Some organizations choose other questionnaires. The ACORN toolkit was designed to permit the use of any questionnaire with adequate normative information. For example, organizations may choose to use the PHQ9 for depression or the GAD7 for anxiety. It is important to bear in mind that these questionnaires were designed as diagnostic screening questionnaires, not measures of outcome. While neither possess psychometric properties that make them ideal as outcome measures, they are sometimes more acceptable because of their name recognition. The ACORN collaboration database contains one the largest normative samples for PHQ9 and GAD7 questionnaires in the world.

Organizations wishing to use questionnaires that are not currently part of the suite of questionnaires available through ACORN can do so by contacting the ACORN data center and making arrangements for custom development of questionnaires forms and associated reporting of outcomes.

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