Validity and reliability of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales in psychiatric patients in the community.

@article{Orrell1999ValidityAR,
  title={Validity and reliability of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales in psychiatric patients in the community.},
  author={Martin Orrell and P Yard and Julia Handysides and Ralph M. Schapira},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1999},
  volume={174},
  pages={
          409-12
        }
}
BACKGROUND The Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) have been developed for assessing the effectiveness of mental health services. AIMS To investigate the validity and reliability of the HoNOS in patients in contact with mental health services. METHOD Subjects (age range 19-64) came from day hospitals, acute in-patient units and out-patient clinics in general practice. We obtained the opinions of experienced professionals, advocacy groups and patient groups to evaluate consensual and… CONTINUE READING