Newsletter 6, great results
September 2014

GREAT KESSLER 10(K10) QUESTIONNAIRE IMPROVEMENTS FOR CLIENTS

 

The results shown in Table 1 were collected from people that I have seen via the Public Health Organisation's Mental Health Initiative in the last year or two. There have been excellent improvements (reductions) in the K10 scores, of nine points or more for nine of the 17 clients. Ten of the 17 K10 scores dropped to within levels that indicate wellness (10-19, 10 is the lowest possible score). The clients range in age from 19 to 74 and include three males. They had between three and eight sessions. The means of the entry K10 and exit K10 are 26.4 and 18.9 respectively and are significantly lowered on exit at P< 0.00001. Some of these clients were also taking antidepressant medication. Four clients were excluded because they were missing either an entry or exit K10.

 

Table 1: Improvements in K10 Results

 

Presenting Problem      K10 entry K10 exit Reduction

 

Agoraphobia, stress                  31        13       18

Health anxiety                           30        18        12

Alcohol issues                           25        14       11

Stress                                        24        14       10

Health anxiety                            23        13       10

Health anxiety                            21        12        9

Depression                                 32        23        9

Phobias, stress                          27        18        9

Depression, eating                     24        15        9

Stress                                         30        22        8

Anxiety, panic                             30        22        8

Depression, anxiety                   27         20        7

Sexual abuse, stress                 28         23        5

Depression                                 23         19        4

Depression                                 20         17        3

Anxiety, bulimia                          33         34       -1    - 8 sessions not enough

Guilt                                            20         24       -4    - still judged for events

 

MEAN                                        26.4      18.9      7.5

 

One-tailed, paired TTEST P < 0.00001

 

 

I very much enjoy seeing clients who are motivated to change and are willing to put some effort into improving their health. It is a pleasure to observe their attitudes and behaviours becoming more positive and conducive to good health outcomes.

 

Fran Lowe, PhD

Registered Psychologist

Bill Hercock St Pirimai Phone: 021 055 4897