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Appendix B - File Review

Objective

The following sampling plans were applied in assessing CAF Veterans' use of the Program. Specifically, the evaluation team completed two separate file reviews:

  • Part A - File review of eligible participants for the Program
  • Part B - Follow-up file review of the NVC Phase III file review of 73 Veterans who released after 2006 and had an active plan in 2010

Part A – Eligible Participants for the Program

Definition of the Population and Sample

The assessment was based on a sample of participants that were eligible for the Program. These participants were deemed eligible between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2013, which was consistent with the evaluation's scope. The statistically valid sample was derived from rehabilitation participant data provided from VAC's Statistics Directorate.

The sample was stratified by the following eligibility types:

  • Medically-released - Veterans deemed eligible for the Program based on being medically-released from the military and applying to the program within 120 days. Approximately 39% (52 of 134) of Program participants eligible during the timeframe noted above were eligible based on this eligibility type.
  • Rehabilitation need - Veterans deemed eligible for the Program based on a rehabilitation need. Approximately 61% (82 of 134) of Program participants eligible during the timeframe noted above were eligible based on this eligibility type.

Part B - NVC Evaluation Phase III

In 2011, The New Veterans Charter Evaluation – Phase III was completed. Part of the evaluation consisted of a file review conducted by an occupational therapist of seven mutually exclusive participant groups. The evaluation team selected all 73 Veterans from the participant group in the original file review who released after 2006 and, who in 2010, had an active plan. This assisted in determining whether those participants made progress in the past 3 years.

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