HoNOS


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HoNOS

Health of the Nation Outcome Scales. A system for measuring the health and social functioning of people with severe mental illness, which was commissioned by UK Department of Health (DoH) in 1993 and developed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Research Unit (CRU). The aim was to provide a means of recording progress towards the DoH’s Health of the Nation target “to improve significantly the health and social functioning of mentally ill people”. In 1996, the CRU reported a 12-item instrument measuring behaviour, impairment, symptoms and social functioning. HoNOSs can be completed after routine clinical assessments in any setting and have various uses for clinicians, researchers and administrators, but especially health care commissioners and providers. HoNOSs are the outcome measure most widely used by English mental health services.

HoNOS scales
Each is rated from 0 (no problems) to 4 (severe problems):
• Behavioural disturbance.
• Non-accidental self injury.
• Problem Drinking or Drug Use.
• Cognitive Problems.
• Problems related to physical illness or disability.
• Problems associated with hallucinations and delusions.
• Problems associated with depressive symptoms.
• Other mental and behavioural problems.
• Problems with social or supportive relationships.
• Problems with activities of daily living.
• Overall problems with living conditions.
• Problems with work and leisure activities and the quality of the daytime environment.
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There are a number of HoNOS variants: for child and adolescent services--HONOSCA; for older people--H0N0S65+; for forensic services--HoNOS secure; and for people with learning problems--HoNOSLD.
A subject was considered severely ill if he or she had a score of 4 on [greater than or equal to] 1 or a score of 3 on [greater than or equal to] 2 HoNOS subscales, excluding subscale 5 (physical illness or disability).
A look at the instrument's compatibility with and complementarily to HoNOS was also considered.
594) of massaging statistics is a paper by the Australian proponents and advisors on HoNOS (Burgess et al, 2006), which claimed that people using Australian mental health services are "getting better".
This reviews HoNOS and another patient self-rating scale called Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation--Outcome Measure.
ita juventus ad ea studia potissimum incumbit quibus honos et gloria defertur.
This is an important question because the Ministry of Health requires mental health services to collect HoNOS, so services need to be satisfied HoNOS is no lemon.
PANSS and HoNOS scores improved significantly within the first three months and continued to improve significantly over time.
Or see Orsi, 1589, 69, who uses language interestingly close to that in his poem on Caprarola discussing this particular Gemini panel: "Alter et in terris florebit, et alter Olympo:/Et geminus gemino ex Principe surget honos.
telling the world that she says to her patients she is measuring their 'progress' using the HoNOS [health of the nation outcome measure], and saying to them, 'You were at a 3 for hearing voices when you first came in--now you're at a 2'.
2007 GHQ-28 HoNOS Echelle de mesure de l'humeur (Mood Rating Scale) References Conclusions Wilfley et PTI-G et TCC-G al.
The repeated word `already' -- iam -- and the returning virtues -- Fides, Honos, Pax, Pudor and Virtus -- draw our attention once again to the fourth Eclogue.