Nick Hagiliassis, Scope
Vicky Bablas, Scope
Mark Di Marco, Scope
Susan Fowler, Scope
Aoife McCann, Scope
Victoria Zainal, Scope

Positive behaviour support (PBS) is an established, evidence-based approach for supporting people with behaviours of concern. A key component is that PBS teams collect and analyse data to determine the effectiveness of their services, for example, through baseline data that is collected to compare outcomes at later dates. Outcomes measurement addresses the question “are we making a difference?” and assists participants to monitor change associated with the services they receive. This paper gives a summary of leading outcome measures from the field, spanning clinical (e.g., behaviour rating scales) and personal outcome domains (e.g., quality of life, participation). We give an example of how we are putting outcomes measurement into practice at the service level through Scope’s PBS team for measuring behavioural change, quality of life, and personal skills. The paper gives practical suggestions for how teams can feasibly incorporate outcomes measurement into their day to day practice for measuring progress to reduce behaviours of concern and improve quality of life.

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