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  1. The feasibility of routine outcome measures in mental health.

    Article - En anglais

    Background 

    Standardised outcome measures are not being used in routine mental health care.

    Method 

    The importance of routine use of standardised outcome measures is argued, and reasons for their lack of use suggested.

    Results 

    One reason for standardised outcome measures not being used routinely is the lack of appropriate instruments.

    This property of being suitable for routine use is often called feasibility, but there is no consensus about the meaning of feasibility, or how it should be measured.

    We propose a definition of feasibility as a psychometric property of a standardised outcome measure, provide criteria for assessing feasibility, and then present a framework for changing practice to increase the routine use of standardised outcome measures.

    Conclusions 

    If mental health care is to maximise outcome, then more attention needs to be paid both to the process of developing and to facilitating the routine clinical use of feasible outcome measures.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Qualité service, Mesure, Evolution, Qualité vie, Santé mentale, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Service quality, Measurement, Evolution, Quality of life, Mental health, United Kingdom, Europe, Human

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

    Cote : 99-0308597

    Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 16/11/1999.