Treatment Effectiveness Tests

Professional Online Testing solutions, Inc. ( offers four treatment effectiveness or outcome tests.

The Pre-Post Inventory examines adult (male and female) treatment effectiveness. Assesses treatment outcome or effectiveness for people that have completed counseling or treatment.

The DVI Pre-Post evaluates domestic violence offender's treatment progress or outcome. Determines if the domestic violence counseling or treatment resulted in positive change.

The Probation Referral Outcome (PRO) measures probationer treatment-related change or outcome. Did the probationer's counseling or treatment result in change?

The Juvenile Pre-Post assesses juvenile counseling or treatment effectiveness or change. Assesses counseling or treatment outcome effectiveness.

In the past it was assumed that when a person completed their assigned or mandated counseling or treatment, they were cured, rehabilitated or positively changed. Research has shown this is not necessarily the case. Indeed, some patients (clients or offenders) get worse. Online-Testing treatment effectiveness tests help answer the question “Was treatment effective?”

Shared Outcome Test Features

The same test is administered twice: at treatment intake (pretest) and again at treatment completion (posttest).

Two separate reports are generated: the pretest (before treatment) report and the posttest (treatment completion) comparison report. The referral source or the treatment staff will administer the pretest or first test. Then upon counseling or treatment completion, the referral source or the treatment staff will administer the posttest or second test. Upon treatment completion, the computer compares the pretest and posttest and generates the Comparison Report.

Pre-Post Inventory

The Pre-Post Inventory is used when the referral source or treatment staff want to know if the client's (patient's) counseling or treatment was successful. The Pre-Post Inventory is an adult evidence based treatment effectiveness or outcome test. It evaluates treatment effectiveness or change.

8 Pre-Post Inventory Scales
1. Truthfulness Scale     5. Alcohol Scale
2. Anxiety Scale 6. Drug Scale
3. Depression Scale 7. Self-Esteem Scale
4. Distress Scale 8. Stress Mgmt. Scale

Perhaps the best single source of information on the Pre-Post Inventory is the website. It presents descriptive information, cost, an example report and research. And the Pre-Post Inventory can be purchased and administered at

The Pre-Post Inventory consists of 161 items and takes on average 30 minutes to complete. It is administered twice: before treatment (pretest) and after treatment (posttest). The pretest serves as a baseline for posttest comparison. Upon taking the posttest, a Comparison Report is scored, interpreted, and printed on-site within 2 ½ minutes.

Pre-Post Inventory users include people that are interested in a client’s (patient) post counseling or treatment status. These people include, but aren’t limited to: referral sources, courts, mental health professionals, assessors, treatment staff, etc. The Pre-Post Inventory gives interested parties a way to objectively assess treatment effectiveness.

DVI Pre-Post

The Domestic Violence Inventory (DVI) Pre-Post assesses the effectiveness of domestic violence offender counseling or treatment. Courts, probation offices, mental health professionals, victims, families, treatment staff and others want to know if the domestic violence perpetrator has changed. Was treatment effective?

6 DVI Pre-Post Scales
1. Truthfulness Scale     4. Alcohol Scale
2. Violence Scale 5. Drug Scale
3. Control Scale 6. Stress Mgmt. Scale

The recommended source of DVI Pre-Post information is the website. It describes the DVI Pre-Post, discusses its unique features, presents an example report, clarifies cost and offers research for review. The DVI Pre-Post can be purchased and administered at

The DVI Pre-Post consists of 147 items and takes 25 to 30 minutes to complete. It is written at a high 5th to low 6th grade reading level. The DVI Pre-Post is administered twice: before counseling or treatment (pretest) and after treatment completion. Upon posttest completion, a Comparison Report is printed. Upon posttest data (answers) input a Comparison Report is scored, interpreted and printed on-site within 2 ½ minutes.

In the last decade, research has shown that we should not assume domestic violence offenders have been rehabilitated or positively changed simply because they completed their court ordered, probation mandated or mental health professional referred treatment. Some domestic violence perpetrators do not benefit from treatment.

Probation Referral Outcome (PRO)

Courts and probation officers refer many probationers to counseling and treatment programs. In the not too distant past, everybody assumed that the probationer was rehabilitated, cured, or positively changed because the probationer completed their mandatory treatment. Recent research shows we should not make these assumptions. Some probationers don’t change.

8 PRO Scales (measures)
1. Truthfulness Scale     5. Depression Scale
2. Violence Scale 6. Anxiety Scale
3. Alcohol Scale 7. Self-Esteem Scale
4. Drug Scale 8. Stress Mgmt. Scale

The best single source of Probation Referral Outcome (PRO) is the website. This website describes the PRO, discusses its unique features, sets forth cost, presents an example report and presents research for review. The PRO can be purchased and administered from the website.

The Probation Referral Outcome (PRO) can be administered by the probation officer before the probationer attends their mandated counseling or treatment, this is the pretest. And then upon treatment completion, the probation officer can administer the PRO again (posttest) and review the Comparison Report. In summary, PRO is administered twice: before treatment (pretest) and again after treatment (posttest). The pretest is the baseline for posttest comparison. The Comparison Report is computer generated.

Improving quality of patient care via treatment accountability is standard policy and practice in medical centers, hospitals and clinics. We believe similar professional standards should apply to counseling and treatment.

Juvenile Pre-Post

The Juvenile Pre-Post evaluates juvenile counseling, treatment effectiveness and change. The Juvenile Pre-Post is administered twice: once before treatment (pretest) and again after counseling or treatment completion (posttest). Pretest-posttest differences represent the effect of treatment in terms of change.

The Juvenile Pre-Post can be administered by referral sources: (court, juvenile probation officer, treatment staff, mental health professionals and others). And upon treatment completion, most if not all, (referral sources, parents and victims) ask the same question: “Was treatment effective?” The Juvenile/Adult Pre-Post helps answer that question.

8 Juvenile Pre-Post Scales
1. Truthfulness Scale     5. Distress Scale
2. Anxiety Scale 6. Alcohol Scale
3. Depression Scale 7. Drug Scale
4. Self-Esteem Scale 8. Stress Mgmt. Scale

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