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Abbreviated Life Skills Profile score code N

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term575225
Registration status:Help on this termIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 15/10/2014
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A code set describing a measure of the functioning aspects ('life skills') that affect the lifestyle of an individual with a mental health condition living in the community or a care facility.

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Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
0Score of 0
1Score of 1
2Score of 2
3Score of 3
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7Unable to rate
9Not stated/missing

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termThe abbreviated Life Skills Profile (LSP-16) contains 16 items which provide a key measure of function and disability in people with mental illness. The focus of LSP-16 is on the person's general functioning, i.e. how the person functions in terms of their social relationships, ability to do day-to-day tasks etc. Each of the 16 items is scored on a four point scale of 0 to 3. Lower scores indicate a higher level of functioning.
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The original Life Skills Profile (LSP) was developed by a team of clinical researchers in Sydney (Rosen et al 1989, Parker et al 1991). It was designed to be a brief, specific and jargon-free scale to assess a consumer's abilities with respect to basic life skills.

Work undertaken as part of the Australian Mental Health Classification and Service Costs (MH-CASC) study saw the 39 items reduced to 16. This reduction in item number aimed to minimise the rating burden on clinicians when the measure is used in conjunction with the Health of the Nation Outcome Scale (HoNOS).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority
Reference documents:Help on this term

Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network 2005. Training Manual: Adult ambulatory. Viewed 22 May 2014,

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Has been superseded by Abbreviated Life Skills Profile score code N Health, Standard 28/02/2017

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Person—level of difficulty with activities in a life area, Abbreviated Life Skills Profile score code N Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 15/10/2014

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