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  1. Outcomes of mental health care for children and adolescents : I. A comprehensive conceptual model.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    Accountability for mental health care has become a standard of clinical practice.

    With the expansion of managed care as a corporate response to health-reform, attention to outcomes will intensify.

    Assessment of clinical treatment has typically focused on symptom reduction at an individual level, whereas assessment of service effectiveness has more often targeted service-level change.

    Method 

    A dynamic and interactional model of outcomes is presented that broadens the range of intended consequences of care.

    The model comprises five domains 

    Symptoms, functioning, consumer perspectives, environmental contexts, and systems.

    Results 

    The model reflects the changeable interaction between children's evolving capacities and their primary environments (home, school, and community).

    Conclusions 

    As health care practices shift, attention to improved care is likely to depend increasingly on scientifically credible evidence of its impact.

    Greater integration between research and standard practice will be needed.

    Such a partnership can be strengthened by a more comprehensive view of the impact of care.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Efficacité traitement, Trouble psychiatrique, Service santé, Modèle, Santé mentale, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent, Soin coordonné

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Treatment efficiency, Mental disorder, Health service, Models, Mental health, Child, Human, Adolescent

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0387046

    Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 10/04/1997.