Journal article

Routine outcome measurement in a child and adolescent mental health service: an evaluation of HoNOSCA

P Brann, G Coleman, E Luk

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry | BLACKWELL SCIENCE ASIA | Published : 2001


OBJECTIVE: This paper evaluates a range of properties for a clinician-based instrument designed for routine use in a child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS). METHOD: The Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Children and Adolescents (HoNOSCA) is a new outcome measure with great promise. Case vignettes were used to examine interrater reliability. HoNOSCA was implemented for routine outpatient use by multidisciplinary staff with a return rate of 84%. The 305 ratings obtained at assessment were analysed by age, gender and diagnosis. A sample of 145 paired ratings with a 3-month interval were examined for the measurement of change over time. RESULTS: Interrater reliability of the to..

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