Guide for use:
HoNOS65+ is designed to be used by clinicians before and after interventions, so that changes attributable to interventions can be measured.
Health of the Nation Outcome Scale 65+ (HoNOS65+) is a clinical assessment tool used by mental health professionals to evaluate psychiatric symptoms and psychosocial functioning in an older patient.Origin:
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.Comments:
Twelve scales are used to rate older mental health service users. The scales include:
- Behavioural disturbance
- Non-accidental self injury
- Problem drinking or drug use
- Cognitive problems
- Problems related to physical illness or disability
- Problems associated with hallucinations and delusions
- Problems associated with depressive symptoms
- Other mental and behavioural problems
- Problems with social or supportive relationships
- Problems with activities of daily living
- Overall problems with living conditions
- Problems with work and leisure activities and the quality of the day time environment
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 HoNOS65+ total score (the sum of each individual scale item) will be a value between 0 and 48.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists. 1996. HoNOS65+ (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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