Identifying and definitional attributes
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An assessment of psychiatric symptoms and psychosocial functioning in an older patient.
Health of the Nation Outcome Scale 65+ (HoNOS 65+) is a clinical assessment tool used by mental health professionals to evaluate psychiatric symptoms and psychosocial functioning in an older patient.
Collection and usage attributes
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HoNOS 65+ is designed to be used by clinicians before and after interventions, so that changes attributable to interventions can be measured.
Twelve scales are used to rate older mental health service users. The scales include:
Together, the scales rate various aspects of mental and social health, each on a scale of 0 to 4.
0 - No problems within the period stated
1 - Minor problem requiring no action
2 - Mild problem but definitely present
3 - Moderately severe problem
4 - Severe to very severe problem
A HoNOS 65+ total score (the sum of each individual scale item) will be a value between 0 and 48.
Source and reference attributes
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Copyright in the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) is owned by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) © Royal College of Psychiatrists 1996.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists 1996. HoNOS 65+ (Older Adults). The Royal College of Psychiatrists, London. Viewed 19 September 2012, http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/training/honos/olderadults.aspx
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