Are the health of the nation outcome scales a valid and practical instrument to measure outcomes in North America? A three-site evaluation across Nova Scotia

Kisely, Stephen, Campbell, Leslie Anne, Crossman, Doug, Gleich, Stephen and Campbell, John (2007) Are the health of the nation outcome scales a valid and practical instrument to measure outcomes in North America? A three-site evaluation across Nova Scotia. Community Mental Health Journal, 43 2: 91-107.


Author Kisely, Stephen
Campbell, Leslie Anne
Crossman, Doug
Gleich, Stephen
Campbell, John
Title Are the health of the nation outcome scales a valid and practical instrument to measure outcomes in North America? A three-site evaluation across Nova Scotia
Journal name Community Mental Health Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0010-3853
Publication date 2007-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10597-006-9067-2
Volume 43
Issue 2
Start page 91
End page 107
Total pages 17
Place of publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Language eng
Subject 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
111709 Health Care Administration
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Abstract We tested the usability, sensitivity and validity of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) in routine clinical practice in North America. Three pilot sites provided ratings on all inpatient and outpatient referrals over 4 months using versions covering children and adolescents (HoNOSCA), working-age adults and the over-65s. Data were entered using the routine administrative data system. Sixty-one percent of eligible patients had at least one HoNOS rating (n = 485). Following the initial rating, subsequent completion rates reached 80%. Ratings were sensitive to time and setting, with significantly higher scores in inpatients than outpatients. Individual diagnoses had different patterns of scores, further supporting validity.
Keyword health outcomes
mental health services
HoNOS
People HoNOS 65+
Adolescents HoNOSCA
Score sheet
Glossary
Children
Q-Index Code C1

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