A review of clinician-rated instruments that could be used to assess adults’ levels of functioning in specialised public sector mental health services
12 August, 2016
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 challenges in the use of the LSP. This review set out to evaluate, against a set of pre-determined criteria, the most suitable existing clinician-rated instruments for routinely measuring functioning for adult consumers. It did not rule out the LSP-16, but explored the potential of other candidate instruments.