Health of the Nation Outcome Scale for Children and Adolescents score code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Definition:||A code set representing the severity of psychiatric symptoms of an individual aged 17 years and under.|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The Health of the Nation Outcome Scale for children and adolescents (HoNOSCA) is used to rate child and adolescent mental health service users. Together, the scales rate various aspects of mental and social health.
HoNOSCA is answered on an item-specific anchored 4-point scale with higher scores indicating more problems. Each scale is assigned a value of between 0 and 4. The fifteen scales are as follows:
The sum of the individual scores of each of the scales from 1 to 13 represents the total HoNOSCA score. The total HoNOSCA score represents the overall severity of an individual's psychiatric symptoms.
|Related metadata references:|
See also Health of the Nation Outcome Scale 65+ score code N
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Person—level of psychiatric symptom severity, Health of the Nation Outcome Scale for Children and Adolescents score code N
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