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Finnish translation of the YP-CORE

A translation of the YP-CORE into Finnish has also been completed by psychologist Vera Gergov, Mikko Inkinen, Anni Saarela, Jannina Mäkynen, Jarmo Kontunen, Sanna Selinummi, Niina Saikkonen, Sara Knuuti, Aino Kuivila and Akseli Ottelin.  A PDF of the translation is available and a careful clinical study of the psychometric properties of the measure in 13-17 year old patients has now been published:

Gergov, Vera, Jari Lahti, Mauri Marttunen, Jari Lipsanen, Chris Evans, Klaus Ranta, Aarno Laitila, and Nina Lindberg. 2017. ‘Psychometric Properties of the Finnish Version of the Young Person’s Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation (YP-CORE) Questionnaire’. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry 71 (4): 250–55. doi:10.1080/08039488.2016.1270352.

For now, we are continuing not making the PDF openly downloadable but to supply it to anyone who contacts us asking for it.  That way we can keep track of who is using it and encourage the formation of a Finnish YP-CORE practice research network (PRN).  We are very keen to find clinicians, and people who may be able to collect non-clinical samples (from schools and/or clubs perhaps) so that more extensive psychometric exploration of the measure will be possible and will have the sample sizes to allow detailed exploration of age/gender effects.  See the recent paper (Twigg, Cooper, Evans, Freire, Mellor-Clark, McInnes & Barkham (2016) ‘Acceptability, Reliability, Referential Distributions, and Sensitivity to Change of the YP-CORE Outcome Measure: Replication and Refinement’. Child and Adolescent Mental Health 21 (2): 115–23. doi:10.1111/camh.12128) for an example of these issues.  As with the Finnish YP-CORE paper, I’m a co-author on that paper and on that I did all the analyses.  I think that means that for both papers I think I can send a copy to anyone who wants one for their own personal use, use the generaL “Contact us” form to Email me asking for copies, or with any other questions or comments about the YP-CORE outside Finland.

To contact Vera and myself about the Finnish YP-CORE, use this form below, do also sign up for CST updates (sign up form at the bottom of every page on this site) and read on …

Emily Blackshaw’s PhD and developing an international YP-CORE network

Working with myself, Prof. Mick Cooper and Dr. Gina Pauli in the University of Roehampton’s CREST research unit Emily is doing her PhD around the YP-CORE and she has created a ResearchGate project page for this YP-CORE: Psychometric properties and utility.  Do click on that (should open in a new tab) and sign up to follow that (I think you’ll have to sign up with ResearchGate but that’s free).  Emily’s focus is mainly on the YP-CORE in English and in the UK but we’re very interested to link up with others using the YP-CORE anywhere and, with Vera Gergov and with Aileen O’Reilly of the excellent Jigsaw service for young people in Ireland and others who have translated the YP-CORE or are working on or planning that, we’re hoping to start an international YP-CORE network in 2018.

Paying attention to live events and stressors impinging during therapies

Emily and I are particularly interested in the psychometrics of the YP-CORE (and other measures) when they are used frequently and often as in the current enthusiasm for measures to be completed weekly during therapy.  One thing that concerned us is that intercurrent events and stressors are usually simply rolled into the “noise”/”error” component when change is modelled and that seems simply wrong so we’re looking into this and have had a paper reviewing this for the field of therapies with young people accepted.  If you’re signed up to the CST announcements Email list you’ll be among the first to know when that paper is published.

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