Program for Trauma Recovery Patients report Improved Future Outlook, Less Fear, and Greater Self-Esteem
BECKs™ Pilot Outcomes Project (B-POP)
Preliminary psychological data* were collected from eighty-seven (87) Trauma Recovery patients during 2011 & 2012. The patients in this sample completed a series of BECKs scales for Depression (BDI®-II), Anxiety (BAI®), and Hopelessness (BHS®). These scales are standardized and valid assessments of psychological mood and well-being. The line graph below shows the extent to whichpatients improved after completing the 45-day Trauma Recovery program. The degree of improvement in all areas was statistically and clinically significant.
*all data presented in this report are preliminary. Further cross-check analyses are in progress, & once finalized will be published accordingly.
- Pessimism — reduced by 91%
- Self-Esteem — improved by 91%
- Feelings of Fear & Terror — reduced by 69%
- Expecting a Brighter Future – improved by 92%
- Feelings of Agitation & Irritability – reduced by 85%
Trauma Program Patient Characteristics
Data from B-POP comprised basic demographic information and the BECKs scales which are customarily collected on all patients who admit to & discharge from Sierra Tucson. Data from 87 patients were gathered and analyzed, which is 47% of the total 186 patients completing the Program for Trauma Recovery for that same time period.
The Trauma Recovery patients comprised mostly women (63%), who tended to be younger than their male peers. Most patients completed the 45-day program, with some variation in length of stay. About 20% of Trauma Recovery patients were able only to complete the program in 30 days, of which Sierra Tucson can accommodate on a patient-by-patient basis.
Where will our Outcomes Research go from here?
Sierra Tucson is committed to providing the best possible care to our patients’ recovery. Thus, we have established an Outcomes Research Program aimed to assess patient progress, not just at discharge, but over the course of their recovery in the long-term. Our commitment to our patients goes above and beyond the time they are in treatment at our facility. The second important reason why we have established an Outcomes Research Program is to rely upon patient-reported progress to consistently enhance the efficacy of our programs so that we remain evidenced-based and cutting-edge in our approaches to healing and recovery.
Trauma Recovery Program data will be updated periodically; please visit our website for these updates!