Health of the Nation Outcome Scale score code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
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A code set representing the severity of psychiatric symptoms of an individual aged 18 to 64 years.
Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 8 Unknown
This code should be used for HoNOS values that are missing or recorded in the HoNOS tool as '9 - Unknown'.
The Health of the Nation Outcome Scale (HoNOS) is used to rate adult mental health service users. Together, the scales rate various aspects of mental and social health.
HoNOS is answered on an item-specific anchored 5-point scale with higher scores indicating more problems. Each scale is assigned a value of between 0 and 4, or 8 for unknown. The twelve scales are as follows:
The sum of the individual scores of each of the scales (excluding supplementary value 8 Unknown) represents the total HoNOS score. The total HoNOS score ranges from 0 to 48, and represents the overall severity of an individual's psychiatric symptoms.
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See also Health of the Nation Outcome Scale 65+ score code N
See also Health of the Nation Outcome Scale for Children and Adolescents score code N
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