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Program Evaluation Worksheet
Name of Student:
Tee
Names of
Group Members:
N/A
Read the following case study, review the data sets, and answer the subsequent questions.
Case Study
Steven is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works for a community mental health center providing a psychoeducation group on stress management and anxiety reduction. The goals of the program are for members to increase coping strategies for daily life stressors and reduce their current level of anxiety. Steven holds weekly psychotherapy group meetings on Wednesdays at noon in a conference room at the mental health center. The therapy group is a closed group that runs continuously in 8-week intervals. Clients are referred to the group by therapists, physicians, and clergy. Inclusion criteria to participate in the group include formal referral and a Beck Anxiety Inventory Score of 22 or higher.
In an effort to determine whether the services are meeting the needs of the clients, Steven has conducted a Program Evaluation and collected pre- and post-test program data from three sets of group participants. His findings will be used to determine renewal of his program. Analyze the following quantitative and qualitative data and determine whether enough evidence exists to rule the program as effective and make one recommendation regarding the future of the program.
Pre-Test Data
Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) Pre-Intervention Scores
Group 1
Group
2
Group
3
1
25
22
31
2
24
24
30
3
22
24
30
4
22
27
29
5
27
22
28
6
28
33
24
7
25
36
24
8
25
33
22
9
29
32
27
10
24
27
28
Post-Test Data
Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) Post Intervention Scores
Group 1
Group
2
Group
3
1
25
21
30
2
16
20
20
3
21
22
19
4
20
18
24
5
21
20
22
6
19
23
21
7
22
34
21
8
24
33
20
9
28
30
20
10
24
22
18
Post-Intervention Qualitative Survey Responses
Question: Do you feel that participating in this group helped you feel better prepared to cope with daily life stressors?
Group 1
Group
2
Group
3
1
Y
Y
Y
2
N
N
Y
3
Y
Y
Y
4
Y
Y
Y
5
Y
Y
Y
6
N
Y
N
7
N
Y
Y
8
Y
Y
N
9
Y
N
N
10
Y
Y
Y
What is the purpose of Stevens
Program Evaluation?
The purpose of Steven’s study was to
determine if his psychoeducation group on stress management and anxiety reduction meets the needs of the clients.
What is the population of interest and
who are the stakeholders for this Program Evaluation?
The population of interest are the
clients.
The potential stakeholders are the clients,
therapists/clinician, physicians, and clergy and administration.
Compute the mean BAI scores pre- and
post-intervention.
Pre-Intervention
Post-Intervention
G 1
G2
G3
G1
G2
G3
25
24
21
22
24
21
Total Pre-Test Mean
Total Post-Test Mean
What is the median BAI score pre- and post-intervention?
Pre-Intervention
Median
Post-Intervention
Median
G1
G2
G3
G1
G2
G3


Total Pre
Test Median
Total Post
Test Median


1. Quantitative: According to the scoring criteria for the
BAI, a score of 21 or below indicates very low anxiety. What percentage of
each group’s scores falls below that clinical cutoff?
2. Qualitative: Based on the qualitative responses, what
percentage of the participants articulated a feeling of improvement?
Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Pre
Post
Pre
Post
Pre
Post
0
%
0
%
0
%
Mean of
Total Percentage of Improvement for all 3 Groups

1
2
3

What trends to you observe when you
compare the quantitative data with the qualitative data?
Based on the information provided, was
the intervention effective for reducing anxiety? Why or why not? What was the
most critical data that informed your decision?
Describe one recommendation that you
would make for the assessing program effectiveness going forward and explain
your rationale.(An improvement for the evaluation, not the program.)
Based on your data analysis, describe
one recommendation that you would make for the design of the intervention
program going forward and explain your rationale.(An improvement for the
therapy group, not the program.)