The Scope Outcomes Project

Measuring outcomes associated with disability services is becoming increasingly important in the disability sector, especially in light of the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). While there is an increased emphasis on outcomes, there is a lack of surveys relating to this area that are appropriate for use in the disability sector. Many existing surveys cannot be completed by people with a disability, particularly those with intellectual disability. Instead, the surveys rely on proxies or carers to provide information about outcomes.

The Scope Outcomes Project aimed to capture reliability and validity for three surveys developed by Scope to measure outcomes in the disability sector

The surveys focussed on:

  • Social inclusion (The Social Inclusion Measure – Revised, 2014)
  • The impact of disability services on the lives of people with disability (Outcomes and Impact Scale — Revised, 2014)
  • Measuring progress towards goals (Measuring Outcomes in Services and Supports tool — Short Form, 2014).

All three surveys were found to have sound psychometric properties.

A summary of the results is available in easy and standard English.

From this research, MiSO has been developed – an online application for measuring outcomes of service provision.

The research was funded by The Trust Company as Trustee Fred P. Archer Charitable Trust and the Anna White Trust.

For more information, contact research@scopeaust.org.au