Background Two recently developed measures intended for clinical use are HoNOS (Health ofthe Nation Outcome Scales), measuring social functioning, and CANSAS (Camberwell Assessment of Need Short Appraisal Schedule), for measuring need.
Aims We investigated the association between CANSAS and HoNOS.
Results For some domains there were substantial associations, with high HoNOS rating correlated with CANSAS rating ofthe presence of a need.
For other areas the agreement was less than might be expected.
Seven factors were identified within the 22 CANSAS domains, and the presence of needs in the Drug/alcohol and Activities of daily living factors was associated with high scores in the related HoNOS domains.
Conclusions CANSAS and Ho NOS assessments differ.
HoNOS can track changes in social functioning over time, but may be less useful for treatment planning, and should not be used to infer the level of morbidity in a case-load.
CANSAS indicates when treatment should be commenced or continued.
It can also be used as a case-load measure, but may be insufficiently sensitive to be used as an outcome measure atthe individual level.
Declaration of interest Ofthe two studies on which this investigation was based, Study I was funded by the Department of Health, and Study 2 was funded by Croydon Health Authority.
Mots-clés Pascal : Echelle évaluation, Exploration clinique, Etude comparative, Adaptation sociale, Besoin utilisateur, Trouble psychiatrique, Aigu, Santé mentale, Validation test, Homme, Psychométrie, Health of the Nation Outcome Scales, Camberwell Assessment of Need Short Appraisal Schedule
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Evaluation scale, Clinical investigation, Comparative study, Social adjustment, User need, Mental disorder, Acute, Mental health, Test validation, Human, Psychometrics
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Cote : 99-0317321
Code Inist : 002B18B01. Création : 16/11/1999.