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International consensus on a standard set of outcome measures for child and youth anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder

Karolin R Krause, Sophie Chung, Abiodun O Adewuya, Anne Marie Albano, Rochelle Babins-Wagner, Laura Birkinshaw, Peter Brann, Cathy Creswell, Kathleen Delaney, Bruno Falissard, Christopher B Forrest, Jennifer L Hudson, Shin-ichi Ishikawa, Meghna Khatwani, Christian Kieling, Judi Krause, Kanika Malik, Vania Martinez, Faraz Mughal, Thomas H Ollendick Show all

The Lancet Psychiatry | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021


A major barrier to improving care effectiveness for mental health is a lack of consensus on outcomes measurement. The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) has already developed a consensus-based standard set of outcomes for anxiety and depression in adults (including the Patient Health Questionnaire-9, the Generalised Anxiety Disorder 7-item Scale, and the WHO Disability Schedule). This Position Paper reports on recommendations specifically for anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder in children and young people aged between 6 and 24 years. An international ICHOM working group of 27 clinical, research, and lived exper..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to gratefully acknowledge all individuals and organisations who took the time to share or complete the open review feedback survey towards improving the standard set recommendation. We would also like to thank Luz Sousa Fialho (International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement [ICHOM], London, UK) for providing administrative support, Katherine G Young (ICHOM, London, UK) for providing research support, and Christiana Ilesanmi (ICHOM, London, UK) for providing both administrative and research support to this project, as well as Zofia Das-Gupta (ICHOM, London, UK) for providing guidance on the application and management of the ICHOM process until May, 2019. We would like to thank one further lived experience expert who participated in the early stages of the process, including the Delphi process, but did not wish to be a named co-author. This work has been funded by NHS England & NHS Improvement, Vastra Gotaland Regional Council (Vastra Gotaland, Sweden), New South Wales Agency for Clinical Innovation (NSW, Australia). The funders had no role in the study design, data analysis, interpretation, or writing of the report. The funders supported data collection by sharing the open review survey for practitioners within their networks. CC was supported by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Professorship. FM was supported by an NIHR in-practice fellowship and is supported by an NIHR school for primary care research GP career progression fellowship. The views expressed in this manuscript are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, NIHR, or Department for Health and Social Care. VM received funding from Agencia Nacional de Investigacion y Desarrollo-Millennium Science Initiative Program-NCS17_03, and ICS13_005. CK is a Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico (CNPq) researcher and an Academy of Medical Sciences Newton Advanced Fellow.