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History of CORE
Phase I: from concept to CORE
1970s to 1990s
1990s: The need for a core outcome measure
1994: The Mental Health Foundation Psychotherapy Research Initiative
1995-1998: Development and philosophy of CORE
Phase IIa: Implementing the CORE System in psychological therapy services and computerised support systems
1998-2001: Implementing CORE system
2001-present: CORE-PC and CORE Net
Phase IIb: Developing a family of CORE derivatives and their translations
1998-2012: CORE derivatives
- Short Forms A & B (1998): Two 18-item parallel versions developed at the same time as the CORE-OM and used in research settings
- GP-CORE (2005): For use with student or general populations (no risk items)
- CORE-10 (2007): An easy-to-use briefer version emphasising depression and anxiety and with a risk item
- CORE-5 (2008): A thermometer that could be used in conversation
- LD-CORE (2012): For people with learning disabilities
- CORE-6D (2012): a scoring system based on six items within the CORE-OM which delivers health utility (QALY: Quality of Life Adjusted Years) scoring for UK populations.
As of 2015, no new derivative versions of CORE are planned or envisaged. Publications on all versions exist with the exception of the CORE-5 (in prep.) and the Short Forms (which are referred to in the 2001 and 2002 articles on the CORE-OM as well as in the 2010 chapter summarising the CORE measures).
1998-present: CORE translations
Albanian, Bosnian, British Sign Language (BSL), Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Icelandic, Italian, Kannada, Lithuanian, Norwegian (Bokmol), Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Sami, Serbian, Spanish (Castellano), Spanish (Argentinian), Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Turkish, Urdu, Welsh, Xhosa
Phase IIc: Building Practice Based Evidence (PBE) for the psychological therapies
Practice Based Evidence (PBE) and CORE
Copies of many of the articles can be sourced by using links in Publications or by searching our individual pages on ResearchGate.