Service User and Significant other Versions of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales

  title={Service User and Significant other Versions of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales},
  author={Malcolm W. Stewart},
  journal={Australasian Psychiatry},
  pages={156 - 163}
  • M. Stewart
  • Published 1 April 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Australasian Psychiatry
Objectives: The aim of this paper was to test the measurement properties of self-report (SR) and significant other (SO) versions of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS). Method: SR and SO HoNOSs, with content closely paralleling the clinician HoNOS but with item 8 expanded into scales rating each difficulty separately, were developed and trialed with Early Intervention for Psychosis service users and their significant others. Results: Satisfactory agreement was found between SR, SO… 
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