Journal article

A review of the psychometric properties of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) family of measures.

Jane E Pirkis, Philip M Burgess, Pia K Kirk, Sarity Dodson, Tim J Coombs, Michelle K Williamson

Health Qual Life Outcomes | Published : 2005

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The Health of the Nation Outcome Scales was developed to routinely measure outcomes for adults with mental illness. Comparable instruments were also developed for children and adolescents (the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Children and Adolescents) and older people (the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales 65+). All three are being widely used as outcome measures in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. There is, however, no comprehensive review of these instruments. This paper fills this gap by reviewing the psychometric properties of each. METHOD: Articles and reports relating to the instruments were retrieved, and their findings synthesised to assess the inst..

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