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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Mental Health Outcome Measures (3rd edition)

Edited by Graham Thornicroft and Michele Tansella


Price: £30.00

College members' price: £27.00

Published: Sep 2010

Format: Paperback

Number of pages: 374

ISBN: 9781904671923

Mental Health Outcome Measures (3rd edition)

Evidence-based medicine demands that clinical outcomes are measurable and practicable. Yet mental health outcomes have always been notoriously difficult to quantify. This book guides the reader through the minefield of outcome measurement, providing the building blocks for evidence-based mental health service provision and evaluation.

 

This new edition charts the increased range of outcome domains that are now measurable, while reflecting a new emphasis on positive outcomes and recovery, and the central role of the service user’s experience.

 

  • Fully revised and updated.
  • New service-user focus and emphasis on recovery.
  • Guide to a key aspect of evidence-based practice.

Readership:

With authors drawn from centres of excellence around the world, this volume will be essential for all those involved in research, commissioning and provision of mental health services.

 

AWARD-WINNING

~ Highly Commended in the Psychiatry category of the 2011 BMA Medical Book Awards ~

 

“This well-established book covers the ground in a way that I found most helpful. It’s up-to-date and well-produced.”

- BMA Medical Book Awards 2011 Programme

About the editors:

Graham Thornicroft is Professor of Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, London and Michele Tansella is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Verona, Italy.


Contents

 

Introduction: an evolving perspective of mental health outcome measures

 

 

 

 

 

Part I. Methodological issues

 

1

Measures of outcomes that are valued by service users

 

2

Statistical methods for measuring outcomes

 

3

Assessment instruments in mental health: description and metric properties

 

4

Using outcomes in routine clinical practice to support recovery

 

 

 

 

 

Part II. Domains of outcome measurement

 

5

Global functioning scales

 

6

Satisfaction with mental health services

 

7

Measuring family and carer burden in severe mental illness: the instruments

 

8

Measures of quality of life for persons with severe mental disorders

 

9

Measuring social disabilities in mental health and employment outcomes

 

10

Measuring the costs of mental healthcare

 

11

Assessing needs for mental healthcare

 

12

Measuring stigma and discrimination related to mental illness

 

 

 

 

 

Part III. Symptom severity outcome measures

 

13

Top-down versus bottom-up measures of depression

 

14

Symptom severity outcome measures for depression

 

15

Outcome measures for people with personality disorders

 

16

The Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry and the tradition of the Present State Examination

 

 

 

 

 

Part IV. International approaches to outcome assessment

 

17

Psychiatric assessment instruments developed by the World Health Organization

 

18

Measuring outcomes in mental health: implications for policy

 

19

Outcome measures for the treatment of depression in primary care

 

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