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Mental Health Outcome Measures

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Mental Health Outcome Measures provides an authoritative review of measurement scales currently available to assess the outcomes of mental health service intervention. The excerpt of summaries by leading writers in the field assess the contributions of scale in areas including mental state examination, quality of life, patient satisfaction, needs assessments, measurement of service cost, global functioning scales, and social disability. These chapters provide a critical appraisal of how far such scales have been ...
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Overview

Mental Health Outcome Measures provides an authoritative review of measurement scales currently available to assess the outcomes of mental health service intervention. The excerpt of summaries by leading writers in the field assess the contributions of scale in areas including mental state examination, quality of life, patient satisfaction, needs assessments, measurement of service cost, global functioning scales, and social disability. These chapters provide a critical appraisal of how far such scales have been shown to be reliable and valid, and provide valuable insights in to their ease of use. This book will provide an invaluable reference manual for those who want to take research on mental health services, and for those who need to interpret this research for policy, planning, and clinical practice.

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Editorial Reviews

John K. Larson
This is a collection of articles, some previously published in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, and some written especially for this volume. The contributors are from the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and statistics, primarily from European academic centers. The topics cover a broad range of concerns in outcome measurement from general statistical issues, study design and implementation considerations, and a comprehensive discussion of specific instruments currently in use. The articles address both practical and theoretical issues with equal authority. The purpose is to provide a state-of-the-art map of this relatively young field to enable the reader to make informed judgments regarding the design and implementation of outcome measurement as well as its practicability, reliability, validity, and relevance to clinical practice. The focus is clearly on asking the right questions rather than attempting to provide dogmatic answers to those questions. The book is targeted primarily to an academic audience and mental health service planners and administrators, but it would be an excellent overview of the field for any interested mental health practitioner. Each article is well organized and followed by an extensive list of supporting references. Some articles include black-and-white diagrams and tables. Topics include statistical methodology, global functioning, patient satisfaction, family or caregiver burden, quality of life, social disabilities, determination of indirect and direct costs, quality improvement, and discussions of specific instruments. Most begin with a theoretical discussion of the problems inherent in measuring the variable followed by anassessment of current instruments and techniques. This book can be enthusiastically recommended to academicians in research settings and anyone involved in the assessment of the value and effectiveness of psychiatric services.
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Reviewer: John K. Larson, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This is a collection of articles, some previously published in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, and some written especially for this volume. The contributors are from the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and statistics, primarily from European academic centers. The topics cover a broad range of concerns in outcome measurement from general statistical issues, study design and implementation considerations, and a comprehensive discussion of specific instruments currently in use. The articles address both practical and theoretical issues with equal authority.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a state-of-the-art map of this relatively young field to enable the reader to make informed judgments regarding the design and implementation of outcome measurement as well as its practicability, reliability, validity, and relevance to clinical practice. The focus is clearly on asking the right questions rather than attempting to provide dogmatic answers to those questions.
Audience: The book is targeted primarily to an academic audience and mental health service planners and administrators, but it would be an excellent overview of the field for any interested mental health practitioner.
Features: Each article is well organized and followed by an extensive list of supporting references. Some articles include black-and-white diagrams and tables. Topics include statistical methodology, global functioning, patient satisfaction, family or caregiver burden, quality of life, social disabilities, determination of indirect and direct costs, quality improvement, and discussions of specific instruments. Most begin with a theoretical discussion of the problems inherent in measuring the variable followed by an assessment of current instruments and techniques.
Assessment: This book can be enthusiastically recommended to academicians in research settings and anyone involved in the assessment of the value and effectiveness of psychiatric services.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904671923
  • Publisher: Gaskell
  • Publication date: 9/15/2010
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

List of tables, boxes and figures vii

List of contributors ix

Foreword David Goldberg xii

Foreword Robert E. Drake xiv

Preface: an evolving perspective of mental health outcome measures xv

Part I Methodological issues

1 Measures of outcomes that are valued by service users Thomas Kabir Til Wykes 3

2 Statistical methods for measuring outcomes Graham Dunn 15

3 Assessment instruments in mental health: description and metric properties Luis Salvador-Carulla Juan Luis González-Caballero 28

4 Using outcomes in routine clinical practice to support recovery Mike Slade Lindsay Oades Bernd Puschner 63

Part II Domains of outcome measurement

5 Global functioning scales Emese Csipke Til Wykes 83

6 Satisfaction with mental health services Mirella Ruggeri 99

7 Measuring family and carer burden in severe mental illness: the instruments Bob van Wijngaarden Aart H. Schene 116

8 Measures of quality of life for persons with severe mental disorders Anthony F. Lehman Antonio Lasalvia 135

9 Measuring social disabilities in mental health and employment outcomes Durk Wiersma Thomas Becker 169

10 Measuring the costs of mental healthcare Paul McCrone Scott Weich 182

11 Assessing needs for mental healthcare Mike Slade Sonia Johnson Michael Phelan Graham Thornicroft 194

12 Measuring stigma and discrimination related to mental illness Elaine Brohan Mike Slade Sarah Clement Graham Thornicroft 204

Part III Symptom severity outcome measures

13 Top-down versus bottom-up measures of depression David Goldberg 223

14 Symptom severity outcome measures for depression Tom Trauer David J. Castle 237

15 Outcome measures for people with personality disorders Paul Moran Rohan Borschmann 251

16 The Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry and the tradition of the Present State Examination John K. Wing Traolach S. Brugha 266

Part IV International approaches to outcome assessment

17 Psychiatric assessment instruments developed by the World Health Organization Norman Sartorius Aleksandar Janca Shekhar Saxena T. Bedirhan Üstün 281

18 Measuring outcomes in mental health: implications for policy Rachel Jenkins Graham Mellsop Bruce Singh 313

19 Outcome measures for the treatment of depression in primary care William E. Narrow Farifteh F. Duffy 319

Index 346

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