Diagnostics

It is Foundation Centrum '45’s ambition to be an excellent organization, with constant quality control and providing transparently organized and measurable care.

Centrum ’45 assumes that both patients and therapists are interested to know with some regularity how treatments are progressing, what may need to be adjusted and when treatments can be expected to be completed.

It is equally important to improve or update treatments on the basis of data obtained from the questionnaires (innovation).
With the experience gained from the treatments, Foundation Centrum ’45 sees it as its brief to seek ways to prevent psychological complaints developing as a result of overwhelming events or to treat these at the earliest possible stage.

In order to achieve these goals Foundation Centrum ’45 carries out standard measurements among all patients upon admission while every six months repeat measurements are made among patients who are already receiving treatment. Moreover, scientific investigations are regularly conducted whereby additional measurements are often performed.
All these measurements and investigations serve just one purpose: that the patients concerned or future patients may benefit from them.

All data derived from research or measurements are processed anonymously only, in other words, they cannot be traced to the patient him/herself. At the start of their treatment patients are given an opportunity to raise any objections to their anonymized data being used for research purposes. With very specific investigations the patient is again asked separately for his permission.

Patients are entitled to inspect the reports that are made on the basis of the periodical measurements, just as they are entitled to inspect the periodical treatment evaluations that are drawn up by means of these reports.

Questionnaires
Foundation Centrum '45 uses various questionnaires that patients fill in during treatment. These roughly map the following: general psychological complaints, nature and consequences of experienced critical incidents, posttraumatic stress reactions, manner of coping with the psychological complaints, well-being and perspectives, and satisfaction with the treatment.

Questionnaires for Unaccompanied Refugee Minors and Mental Healthcare
As part of the research project 'Unaccompanied Refugee Minors and Mental Healthcare’ various questionnaires have been translated and standardized for use among Unaccompanied Refugee Minors residing in the Netherlands and other refugee populations. The questionnaires used so far map the following: general psychological complaints, number of experienced critical incidents, posttraumatic stress reactions, adaptation and perspectives, and need for and experiences with Dutch mental healthcare. A number of questionnaires is currently available. (This page is under construction now.)