Measuring mental health outcomes in a private psychiatric clinic: Health of the Nation Outcome Scales and Medical Outcomes Short Form SF-36.

@article{Page2001MeasuringMH,
  title={Measuring mental health outcomes in a private psychiatric clinic: Health of the Nation Outcome Scales and Medical Outcomes Short Form SF-36.},
  author={Andrew C Page and Geoff R. Hooke and Elizabeth M Rutherford},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={377-81}
}
OBJECTIVE This study reports on data collected from the routine use of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) and the Medical Outcomes Short Form (SF-36). Three main aims were addressed in using these measures: (i) to establish patient disability levels; (ii) to determine the level of treatment effectiveness; and (iii) to explore the ability of these instruments to predict length of stay and mood change. METHOD The clinician-rate HoNOS and the patient-rated SF-36 were included in the… CONTINUE READING

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