Colleagues in the PEARLS Lab have developed or contributed to the development of a variety of measures and manuals for delivering and/or monitoring evidence-based psychological therapies.
In this section, access to or links to the following resources can be obtained:
Here you will find the following:
Here you will find high-quality pdf files of the English versions for the family of CORE outcome measures as follows:
The original 34-item outcome measure comprising the domains of subjective wellbeing, problems, functioning, and risk (to self and others) and thereby yielding valuable assessment information.
CORE-OM reference: Evans, C., Connell, J., Barkham, M., Margison, F., McGrath, G., Mellor-Clark, J., & Audin, K. (2002). Towards a standardised brief outcome measure: Psychometric properties and utility of the CORE-OM. British Journal of Psychiatry, https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.180.1.51
Two 18-item versions drawn from the CORE-OM that were designed to be used alternately when adopting repeated measurement in research studies so as to reduce memory effects.
Short Form A & B reference: Evans, C., Connell, J., Barkham, M., Margison, F., McGrath, G., Mellor-Clark, J., & Audin, K. (2002). Towards a standardised brief outcome measure: Psychometric properties and utility of the CORE-OM. British Journal of Psychiatry, https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.180.1.51
A 10-item version drawn from the CORE-OM comprising the domains of problems, functioning, and a risk item, thereby providing an easy-to-use version that can be used session-by-session.
CORE-10 reference: Barkham, M., Bewick, B.M., Mullin, T., Gilbody, S., Connell, J., Cahill, J., Mellor-Clark, J., Unsworth, G., Richards, D., & Evans, C. (2013). The CORE-10: A short measure of psychological distress for routine use in the psychological therapies. Counselling & Psychotherapy Research, 13, 3-13.https://doi.org/10.1080/14733145.2012.729069
A 10-item version designed for young people comprising items reframed for a population aged 11 to 16.
YP-CORE reference: Twigg, E., Cooper, M., Evans, C., Friere, E., Mellor-Clark, J., McInnis, B., & Barkham, M. (2016). YP-CORE Large-scale replication of YP-CORE validation: Presenting norms and cut-offs for the YP-CORE outcome measure. Child & Adolescent Mental Health, 21, 115-123. https://doi.org/10.1111/camh.12128
A 14-item version designed for a general population and has been used in student surveys of wellbeing.
GP-CORE reference: Sinclair A, Barkham M, Evans C, Connell J, & Audin K. (2005). Rationale and development of a general population well-being measure: Psychometric status of the GP-CORE in a student sample. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 33, 153-174. https://doi.org/10.1080/03069880500132581
A 14-item version designed for the learning disability population.
LD-CORE (14-item) reference: Barton, P., Brooks, M., Davies, S., Flynn, T., & Wood, V. (2008). From CORE-OM to CORE-LD through participatory research. Clinical Psychology and People with Learning Disabilities, 6, 27–28. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3156.2007.00476.x
All versions are made available for reuse under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. The measures can be download and reused without charge but they cannot be changed or used for financial gain.
The measures can be incorporated into software providing they are not changed and are properly attributed and providing they are not the main component for enabling a profit to be made from the sale or licencing of the software. Further information is avaliable at https://www.coresystemtrust.org.uk/ Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the appropriate permissions if you are considering this course of action in order to secure the necessary permissions.
Further information regarding translations of all versions in multiple languages (currently approximately 25) are available at https://www.coresystemtrust.org.uk/ and any queries regarding translations of CORE measures should be directed to email@example.com
Any queries regarding data arising from using CORE measures, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
Any queries about CORE Net, an IT platform supporting the implementation of CORE measures (as well as other measures), please contact email@example.com at CORE Information Management Systems (http://www.coreims.co.uk/)