POP – Peer Outcomes Protocol of Consumer Operated Programs

Campbell, Jean PhD, University of Missouri
Project title: 
UIC National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability
Project Number: 
Tool type: 
Tool class: 
Nonengineering tool
Disability targeted: 
Psychiatric disabilities
Study target: 
Mental health programs operated by consumers
Study purpose or goal: 
Measures outcomes of consumer operated programs for people with psychiatric disabilities
Ease of use: 
Time to complete: 
45 minutes - 1 hour
Are any approvals required?: 
IRB at the University of Missouri
Development background: 
The POP survey was developed for the project by Dr. Campbell using "concept mapping:" a process where a focus group of consumers brainstorm on a topic and use multidimensional scaling statistics programs to map the ideas into domains
The protocol can be done individually or in a group. It can also be used over the phone. Issues of confidentiality are addressed in the manual. It is modularized, so it may be applied in portions or as a whole. Parts of it may be applied to other consumer groups
The results of the protocol can be used to stimulate the growth and funding of consumer operated programs. Consumers can use it to improve their own programs. Consumers can use it to evaluate the programs for their own needs. It might encourage more researchers to study consumer operated programs
Impact of these findings on the field: 
Data analysis is complete. The project utilized psychometric analyses. The protocol was validated by the Center for Mental Health Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Peer review status: 
Tool contact: 
Jessica A. Jonikas
312/422-8180, ext. 18 (V), 312/422-0706 (TTY)