GAS Data 2015 n=25
Objective. The purpose of the current study was to examine outcomes of a modified version of goal attainment scaling following cognitive remediation in a female only residential substance use disorder rehabilitation setting. Method. Participants were N=25 female residents of a substance use disorder therapeutic community who were allocated to a four-week cognitive remediation program (n=13) or treatment as usual (n=12) control group in a controlled sequential groups trial. A modified version of goal attainment scaling that uses a goal menu, calculator and control goals was used to set goals at baseline. The primary outcome was goal attainment 21-weeks post-baseline. Results. As predicted, target goals were achieved at a higher rate than control goals for those in the Intervention, but not Control group, with a medium effect size (r = 0.5).