Brief Symptom Inventory
A significant reduction in service users’ psychological distress was observed after completing the programme. This was shown by a reduction in mean scores on the Global Severity Scale on the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI), whereby t(20)= 3.50, p<.05, reflecting a medium effect size (d= .57).
Social Connectedness Scale: Revised
A significant change was also observed on the SCS-R, whereby t (30) = 4.32, p< .05, reflecting a medium effect size (Cohen’s d=.79), suggesting that after the programme participants felt more connected to their social world.
Table 1: Results from paired samples t-tests for measures pre and post Radical Openness intervention.
|Scale||Pre Mean (SD)||Post Mean (SD)||t||df||p||Cohen’s d|
|BSI||2.39 (.67)||2.00 (.61)||3.50||20||.002||.57|
|SCS-R||40.00 (15.57)||51.93 (14.59)||4.32||30||.005||.79|