Data collection: interpersonal psychotherapy Evidence-Based Practice Proposal

Data collection: interpersonal psychotherapy Evidence-Based Practice Proposal
The outcome forms the basis of every project or program that is initiated (Rossi, Lipsey, & Henry, 2018). This makes the collection of outcome data an essential exercise as part of project management. The outcome data helps individuals to identify the efficiency and effectiveness of the project, ensuring the resources used were appropriately utilized to bring out the expected results. In this case, the outcome data of the proposed evidence-based practice, interpersonal psychotherapy, will be collected and assessed

Data  collection: interpersonal psychotherapy Evidence-Based Practice Proposal

Various tools can be employed to collect outcome data. In the proposed project, questionnaires will be applied as data-gathering instruments. The choice of the questionnaire over other devices is based on the fact that questionnaires are easy to use and interpret requiring less time and resources. When well structured, the collected data can be comprehensive, accurate, and quality (McGuirk, & O’Neill, 2016). It is a tool based on the project objectives hence ensuring relativity of the data collected. Through its wording, the sequence of questions, and even appearance, the respondents are motivated to provide the needed information.

How the outcome measures evaluate the extent to which the project objectives are achieved

Outcome measurement assessment data contained in the data collecting tools are based on the project objectives. Questions on the questionnaire are directly derived or based on the project objectives. This enables the respondents to provide outcome measures of information that is relative to the project outcome.

How the outcomes will be measured and evaluated based on the evidence

To determine the accuracy of the outcomes, the validity, reliability, and the applicability of the data will be determined. Reliability of data is determined through comparing more than one result determining the frequency or repetition of the same information (Boswell et al., 2015). In this outcome data, various individuals will be required to provide fill in the data collection tool. Data from different individuals will be compared if relatively the same, hence determining reliability. The validity of the data will be ensured right from the structuring of the questions. Basing of the data collection tool purely on the project objectives will provide the data collected is valid and accurate. Applicability largely relies on the reliability and validity of the data. Therefore, by ensuring the collected data is related to the project objectives and that different individuals can provide the same or related information, then the data will apply to the project,

Strategies to take if outcomes do not produce positive results

The project not meeting the expected standard is some of the shortcomings of the project planned. In such a case, the organizing team or stakeholders will be required to go back to the drawing board. They will compare the implementation against planning and objectives hence enabling them to determine where the shortfall set in. During the collection of data, the respondents will also be given a chance to decide if the project was implemented per the plan. An opportunity will be provided for every individual to explain what they think and provide a recommendation on what they feel is appropriate. All the suggestion and recommendation will be discussed by the organizing team to come up with concrete solutions.

Implications for practice and future research

The project will imply both practice and future research. For the findings to be generalized, there is a need for more similar studies to be conducted in other facilities and populations based on proposed intervention. This will help more realization of this practice in comparison to other related practice in different settings and populations. In terms of practice, the project will either pose a change or stop the introduction and use of the proposed intervention. This will go a long way in ensuring evidence-based care is provided to patients.


Boswell, J. F., Kraus, D. R., Miller, S. D., & Lambert, M. J. (2015). Implementing routine outcome monitoring in clinical practice: Benefits, challenges, and solutions. Psychotherapy research, 25(1), 6-19.

McGuirk, P. M., & O’Neill, P. (2016). Using questionnaires in qualitative human geography.

Rossi, P. H., Lipsey, M. W., & Henry, G. T. (2018). Evaluation: A systematic approach. Sage publications.