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Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation (CORE) refers to a family of patient self-report outcome measures designed to evaluate the impact of psychological interventions within mental and psychological health services. The name derived from the concept of a core outcome battery and the original 34-item measure, from which there have been a number of derivatives, is named the Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation-Outcome Measure (CORE-OM). This entry discusses the origins, development, and uses of CORE-OM and reviews derivate versions and other applications.

Origins, Development, and Uses of the CORE-OM
Origins and Purpose

The conceptual origins of the CORE measures were derived from calls made in the United States in the mid-1970s for a core battery of psychotherapy outcome measures to be used in research studies. This idea was taken ...

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