Background Following the development of a child and adolescent version ofthe Health ofthe Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOSCA), field trials were conducted to assess their feasibility and acceptability in routine outcome measurement.
Aims To evaluate the reliability, validity and acceptability of HoNOSCA in routine outcome measurement.
Method Following training, 36 field sites provided ratings on 1276 cases atone time point and outcome data on 906.
Acceptability was assessed by way of written feedback and at a debriefing meeting.
Results HoNOSCA demonstrated satisfactory reliability and validity characteristics.
It was sensitive to change and its ability to measure change accorded with the clinicians'independent rating.
Ho NOSCA was reasonably acceptable to clinicians'from a range ofdisciplines and services.
Conclusions Provided that training needs can be met, HoNOSCA represents a satisfactory briefoutcome measure which could be used routinely in child and adolescent mental health services.
Declaration of interest Supported by a Department of Health grant.
Mots-clés Pascal : Echelle évaluation, Version revisée, Exploration clinique, Trouble émotion, Trouble comportement, Diagnostic, Validation test, Fidélité test, Santé mentale, Enfant, Homme, Age scolaire, Age préscolaire, Adolescent, Psychométrie, Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Children and Adolescents
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Evaluation scale, Revised drafting, Clinical investigation, Emotional disorder, Behavioral disorder, Diagnosis, Test validation, Test reliability, Mental health, Child, Human, School age, Preschool age, Adolescent, Psychometrics
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0318974
Code Inist : 002B18B01. Création : 16/11/1999.