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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 can be obtained from the...

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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 years of age.Information about the...

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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 HoNOS 65+ can be obtained from the...

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The Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Infants (HoNOSI) was developed as a routine outcome measure to support clinicians working in the area of mental health for children aged 0-47 months. 

This resource provides information on some frequently asked questions in regard to rating the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Infants (HoNOSI).

The Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Infants (HoNOSI) was developed as a routine outcome measure to support clinicians working in the area of mental health for children aged 0-47 months. This report gives the results of the field trial and development work on the HoNOSI. ...

This document reports on a survey undertaken to better understand ‘clinical significance’ in terms of the ratings of the HoNOS.

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

These case vignettes can be used as training materials for clinicians who are going to use the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Children and Adolescents (HoNOSCA). They are also suitable for training in the Children’s Global Assessment Scale (CGAS) and the Global Assessment...

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AMHOCN and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) collaborated on the development of a consumer focussed brochure to explain outcome measurement and how it is used in mental health services in Australia.