The Youth Outcome Questionnaire (Y-OQ) is 64 questions long. Completing the questionnaire takes less than 15 minutes for most parents. The assessment measures teen's levels of function in six different areas.
Intrapersonal Distress (ID): The ID scale measures levels of emotional distress. Symptoms of emotional distress include anxiety, depression, and self-harm.
Somatic (S): The S scale measures perceived physical wellness. Examples of this type of problem would be headaches, dizziness, and pain or weakness in joints. This may or may not relate to your daughter's real health condition.
Interpersonal Relations (IR): The IR scale measures the health of your daughter's relationships. For example, aggression, defiance, and the ability to make friends affect this scale.
Social Problems (SP): The SP scale measures the tendency to break social rules. This includes behaviors like the destruction of property, substance abuse, and inappropriate sexual behavior.
Behavioral Dysfunction (BD): The BD scale measures the ability to organize tasks. If your daughter has trouble concentrating, then she will likely score high on this scale.
Critical Items (CI): The CI scale measures high-risk behaviors. If your daughter receives a high score on this scale, then she may need immediate help.