Client Outcome Measures (COMS)
Last updated 26th September, 2018 | 6 topics
Determining the Outcome Measurement Tools included in COMS
A project advisory committee was formed in late 2008, consisting of representatives from the NADA membership, NSW Ministry of Health (MHDAO and InforM...
Considerations for the outcomes data set
What is the tool designed to measure? Is the measure appropriate for use in a range of service types, with a range of client groups and by a range of ...
Final Outcomes Dataset
The following four outcome domains form the COMS Outcome Measures. 1. Drug and Alcohol Use: Severity of Dependence Scale (SDS), Drug and Alcohol Use &...
Guidelines for completing the Client Outcome Measures (COMS)
The COMS can be directly administered by a support worker or clinician, OR can be completed by the client (with the support of a worker) on paper or d...
Timeframe for completing questionnaires
While some questions in the COMS relate to a period of 3 months, the majority relate to a period of 4 weeks. This difference reflects the use of exist...
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