Data that it works!
The Ladder UPP was built upon core principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and was intended to increase the Hope Scale Scores of those who participate in the program. We utilize fundamental spiritual principles of self-knowledge, humility, and mindful living to establish a foundation of healing. We want our work to be both motivational and efficacious.
We wanted to study the efficacy of The Ladder UPP in a recovery environment utilizing the Snyder Hope Scale. The Snyder Hope Scale is a much studied, long used diagnostic tool. The higher your “Hope” score, the more likely you are to be successful in life change. Hope is seen in a practical way, “I have a plan, I believe the plan can happen”. The more you believe that, the higher your “hope” and the more likely you will engage in life change. We took pre- and post- data from 3 groups of men and women in recovery.
We found the following:
Our men’s group showed a mean Hope Scale Agency improvement of 20% with a standard deviation of 0.33, and a Pathway improvement of 22% with a standard deviation of .37.
Our women’s group showed a mean Hope Scale Agency improvement of 27% with a standard deviation of 0.17, and a Pathway improvement of 9% with a standard deviation of 0.12.
The combined Agency improvement was 22% with a standard deviation of 0.28 and the combined Pathway improvement was 17% with a standard deviation of .31.
A review by an Indiana University and VA research scientist found our data to be scientifically significant.
We are currently undergoing more in-depth research under the direction of an IRB process in pursuit of making The Ladder UPP even more effective.