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Table 1 Example of Goal Attainment Scaling with a single sub-goal of thematic area 1

From: The use of Goal Attainment Scaling in a community health promotion initiative with seniors

GOAL ATTAINMENT LEVELS CHERRYHILL HEALTHY AGING PROGRAM SINGLE GOAL GAS SCORE
  Community Volunteers to Operate the Cherryhill Health Promotion & Information Centre  
Much less than expected -2 No trained community volunteers (seniors) to operate the Cherryhill Health Promotion & Information Centre. No formal sustainable system for recruiting volunteers. a 30.00
Somewhat less than expected -1 Some, but not enough, trained community volunteers (seniors) to operate the Cherryhill Health Promotion & Information Centre. No formal sustainable system for recruiting volunteers. Recruitment of volunteers conducted by health professionals. b 40.00
Expected level (Program Goal) 0 Adequate number of trained community volunteers (seniors) to operate the Cherryhill Health Promotion & Information Centre 6 days per week (Monday to Saturday). Formal sustainable system for ongoing recruitment of volunteers. Recruitment of volunteers conducted by health professionals in collaboration with Cherryhill seniors. c, d 50.00
Somewhat better than expected +1 Adequate number of trained community volunteers (seniors) to operate the Cherryhill Health Promotion & Information Centre 6 days per week (Monday to Saturday). Formal sustainable system for ongoing recruitment of volunteers. Recruitment of volunteers conducted by Cherryhill seniors in collaboration with health professionals. e 60.00
Much better than expected +2 Adequate number of trained community volunteers (seniors) to operate the Cherryhill Health Promotion & Information Centre 6 days per week (Monday to Saturday). Formal sustainable system for ongoing recruitment of volunteers. Recruitment of volunteers conducted by Cherryhill seniors. f 70.00
  1. Goal Status Baseline: a
  2. 3 Months: b
  3. 6 Months: c
  4. 9 Months: d
  5. 12 Months: e
  6. 24 Months: f