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Publications

Collecting the NOCC

12/08/2016 -

A review of clinician-rated instruments that could be used to assess adults’ levels of functioning in specialised public sector mental health services

For adult consumers using Australia's specialised mental health services, the Life Skills Profile (LSP-16) has been the instrument of choice to measure functioning. The NOCC Strategic Directions 2014-2024 project highlighted some sector... read more

15/08/2016 -

Behavior and Symptom Identification Scale (BASIS - 32)

The BASIS 32 is a consumer rated tool designed to cover a range of symptoms and functioning difficulties experienced by the consumer. The BASIS 32 is not in the public domain and information about it can be obtained from the ... read more

15/08/2016 -

Children's Global Assessment Scale

The CGAS is used as the measure of the level of functioning for children and adolescents seen by specialist child and adolescent mental health services. it is designed to reflect the lowest level of functioning for a child or adolescent during a... read more

15/08/2016 -

Factors Influencing Health Status (FIHS)

The Factors Influencing Health Status (FIHS) measure is a checklist of ‘psychosocial complications’ based on the problems and issues identified in the chapter of ICD-10 regarding Factors Influencing Health Status.

15/08/2016 -

Focus of Care (FoC)

The Focus of Care (FoC) is a measure developed in the Australian MH-CASC study that requires the clinician to make a judgement about each consumer’s primary goal of care.  It is a single item requiring selection of one of four options: acute;... read more

15/08/2016 -

Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS)

The Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) is a clinician rated instrument comprising 12 simple scales measuring behaviour, impairment, symptoms and social functioning for those in the 18 - 64 years old age group. Information about the HoNOS... read more

15/08/2016 -

Health of the Nation Outcome Scales - Children and Adolescents (HoNOSCA)

The Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Children and Adolescents (HoNOSCA) is a clinician rated instrument comprising 15 simple scales measuring behaviour, impairment, symptoms, social problems and information problems for those under 18... read more

15/08/2016 -

Health of the Nation Outcome Scales 65+ (HoNOS 65+)

The Health of the Nation Outcome Scales 65+ (HoNOS 65+) is a clinician rated instrument comprising 12 simple scales measuring behaviour, impairment, symptoms and social functioning for those in the 65 years + age group. Information about the... read more

25/08/2016 -

HoNOS Sample Rating Sheet

This is an sample of the sheet that can be used when rating the HoNOS.

15/08/2016 -

Kessler - 10+

The K-10 is a ten-item self–report questionnaire intended to yield a global measure of ‘non-specific psychosocial distress’ based on questions about the level of nervousness, agitation, psychological fatigue and depression in the relevant rating... read more