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Plan for a program evaluation
The purpose of the evaluation, including specific questions to be answered
Being a social worker in the field of mental health practice, one ought to be ready to
evaluate a variety of mental health issues. The use of several assessment tools like the mental
status examination (MSE) and DSM-5 can be helpful in the presentation of symptoms.
According to some studies, any categorization of mental, behavioral, and emotional problems is
likely to be inaccurate, as it is hard for any system to represent the complexity of human
life. This is the phase of the diagnosing process that gives most scholars the most anxiety.
The major purpose of this evaluation is to bring the awareness that mental issues are a
detriment to the society but if keen observation is kept, their management can be very possible.
The public health department takes this as an opportunity to make people more informed.
As Gross et al. (2016) put it, evidence-based assessment is sturdy when it is implemented
gradually and feedback used to connect the usage of evaluation results in servicing
improvements, outreach initiatives, and future planning. The public has many areas that it is less
knowledgeable and this evaluation satisfies informational gaps, to some extent. Project quality is
improved by the formation of a systematic evaluation process that is effective. This evaluation is
considerably based on outcome and such are very effective in achieving project objectives
(Dudley, 2020). The objective is to help people understand the importance of diagnosis, mental
health diagnosis for that matter. This design would be effective in defining the program’s success
toward mass sensitization and validation of interventions that are vital for the management of
mental issues.

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The outcomes to be evaluated
Looks, posture, emotion, mood, conduct, speech, thought content, thought process,
and cognition are some of the topics that will be examined. The expert is monitoring
alterations in the patient's behavior and thoughts. Any evidence of brain injury or mental
problems, a mood or affect that is clearly inappropriate to its environment, thoughts of suicide,
aberrant speech patterns, dissociative symptoms, and delusions are all examples of abnormal
MSE results. Some questions of consideration include;
a) What is the general appearance of the client? Do they look coordinated?
b) Is the client staring you in the eyes, I mean do they have any difficulty with coordination that
could indicate a problem with the central nervous system?
c) Is the emotional responses highly emotional or completely emotionless? How do they feel about
the situation? Is there an underlying emotional tone to them, such as rage, sarcasm, or sadness?
d) How the client answering to questions? Do they speak at a breakneck speed? Or slowly or
loudly? Do they respond to questions with clarity of language and sensible thought processes,
without repeating words and phrases?
Symptoms may be the same across different client. Most tools identifies symptoms in a
dimensional context and not a categorically where a client can fit into a criteria or fail to.
Physical exam and a deep analysis of health history can reveal the underling mental condition.
The exam can include lab tests and drug screening.
The indicators or instruments to be used to measure those outcomes, including the strengths and
limitations of those measures to be used to evaluate the outcomes

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Plan for a program evaluation The purpose of the evaluation, including specific questions to be answered Being a social worker in the field of mental health practice, one ought to be ready to evaluate a variety of mental health issues. The use of several assessment tools like the mental status examination (MSE) and DSM-5 can be helpful in the presentation of symptoms. According to some studies, any categorization of mental, behavioral, and emotional problems is likely to be inaccurate, as it is hard for any system to represent the complexity of human life. This is the phase of the diagnosing process that gives most scholars the most anxiety. The major purpose of this evaluation is to bring the awareness that mental issues are a detriment to the society but if keen observation is kept, their management can be very possible. The public health department takes this as an opportunity to make people more informed. As Gross et al. (2016) put it, evidence-based assessment is sturdy when it is implemented gradually and feedback used to connect the usage of evaluation results in servicing improvements, outreach initiatives, and future planning. The public has many areas that it is less k ...
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