PhD, ABPP, Virginia Commonwealth University
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The Service Obstacles Scale. The Center for Outcome Measurement
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to the Services Obstacles Scale
Service Obstacles Scale (SOS) was developed to evaluate individuals'
and caregivers' perceptions of brain injury services in the community
with regard to quality and accessibility. The six-item scale solicits
information regarding obstacles to receiving brain injury services,
knowledge of and availability of resources, and satisfaction with
the quality of care. Items are rated on a 7-point Likert-type scale
ranging from Strongly Disagree through Strongly Agree.
SOS has three main components: (1) satisfaction with treatment resources;
(2) finances as an obstacle to receiving services; and (3) transportation
as an obstacle to receiving services.