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Mental Health Outcome Measures / Edition 1
     

Mental Health Outcome Measures / Edition 1

by Graham Thornicroft, Michele Tansella
 

ISBN-10: 3540610731

ISBN-13: 9783540610731

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Evidence-based medicine demands that clinical outcomes are measurable and practicable. Yet mental health outcomes have always been notoriously difficult to quantify. This book guides the reader through the minefield of outcome measurement, providing the building blocks for evidence-based mental health service provision and evaluation.

This new edition charts

Overview

Evidence-based medicine demands that clinical outcomes are measurable and practicable. Yet mental health outcomes have always been notoriously difficult to quantify. This book guides the reader through the minefield of outcome measurement, providing the building blocks for evidence-based mental health service provision and evaluation.

This new edition charts the increased range of outcome domains that are now measurable, while reflecting a new emphasis on positive outcomes and recovery, and the central role of the service user’s experience.

  • Fully revised and updated.
  • New service-user focus and emphasis on recovery.
  • Guide to a key aspect of evidence-based practice.

Readership:

With authors drawn from centres of excellence around the world, this volume will be essential for all those involved in research, commissioning and provision of mental health services.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540610731
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
231

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. Statistical Methods for Measuring Outcomes.- 3. Global Function Scales.- 4. Satisfaction with Psychiatric Services.- 5. Instruments Measuring Family or Caregiver Burden in Severe Mental Illness.- 6. Measures of Quality of Life Among Persons with Severe and Persistent Mental Disorders.- 7. Quality of Mental Health Service Care: The Forgotten Pathway from Process to Outcome.- 8. Measuring Social Disabilities in Mental Health.- 9. SCAN (Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry) and the PSE (Present State Examination) Tradition.- 10. Mental Health Care Costs: Paucity of Measurement.- 11. Uses and Limits of Randomised Controlled Trials in Mental Health Service Research.- 12. Psychiatric Assessment Instruments Developed by the World Health Organization.- 13. The Composite International Diagnostic Interview: An Instrument for Measuring Mental Health Outcome?.- 14. Assessment Instruments in Psychiatry: Description and Psychometric Properties.- 15. Multi-dimensional Assessment of Outcome: The Analysis of Conditional Independence as an Integrated Statistical Tool to Model the Relationships Between Variables.- 16. Assessing Needs for Mental Health Services.- 17. Measuring Outcomes in Mental Health: Implications for Policy.

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