Accessibility Page Navigation
Style sheets must be enabled to view this page as it was intended.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

International Outcome Measures in Mental Health: Quality of Life, Needs, Service Satisfaction, Costs and Impact on Carers

Graham Thornicroft, Thomas Becker, Martin Knapp, Helle Charlotte Knudsen, Aart Schene, Michele Tansella and José Luis Vázquez-Barquero


Price: £45.00

College members' price: £40.50

Published: Jan 2006

Format: paperback

Number of pages: 172

ISBN: 9781904671008

International Outcome Measures in Mental Health: Quality of Life, Needs, Service Satisfaction, Costs and Impact on Carers

How do we know if mental health services work? What are the best ways to measure the outcomes of care for people with mental health problems?

 
This book contains five practical scales for assessing the outcomes of mental healthcare. They are the European versions of:
 
  • Camberwell Assessment of Need (for unmet and met needs)
  • Client Socio-demographic and Service Receipt Inventory (for service costs)
  • Involvement Evaluation Questionnaire (for impact of care on family members)
  • Lancashire Quality of Life Profile (for quality of life)
  • Verona Service Satisfaction Scale (for service satisfaction).

Each scale has been standardised (in Danish, Dutch, English, Italian and Spanish), and has been shown to be reliable and valid in all these European languages.

The book contains full details of the development of these scales, manuals for their use, the scales themselves and instructions on how to use the results. These new measures will be invaluable to all those in research, evaluation, audit and management who have an interest in evidence-based policy and practice in mental healthcare.


"Essential reading for any European health service researcher or clinician intending to use one of the measures. Each section is written by an expert and covers all the key theoretical and practical points that you could possibly want to know.  ...As a 'how to do it' manual, this book will be invaluable to all those interested in research, evaluation, audit and management."

Journal of Mental Health


Contents

Acknowledgements
List of contributors

Part I: Development of scales to measure mental health outcomes

1. The EPSILON Study: aims, outcome measures, study sites and patient sample

2. Translation and cross-cultural adaptation of outcome measurements for schizophrenia

3. Methodology of a multi-site reliability study

Part II: Camberwell Assessment of Need – European Version
4. Introduction and manual for the CAN–EU

5. Development and reliability of the CAN–EU

6. Camberwell Assessment of Need – European Version

Part III: Client Socio-demographic and Service Receipt Inventory – European Version

7. Development of the CSSRI–EU

8. Introduction and manual for the CSSRI–EU

9. Client Socio-demographic and Service Receipt Inventory – European Version

Part IV: Involvement Evaluation Questionnaire – European Version
10. Introduction and manual for the IEQ–EU

11. Development and reliability of the IEQ–EU

12. Involvement Evaluation Questionnaire – European Version

Part V: Lancashire Quality of Life Profile – European Version

13. Introduction and manual for the LQoLP–EU

14. Development and reliability of the LQoLP–EU

15. Lancashire Quality of Life Profile – European Version

Part VI: Verona Service Satisfaction Scale – European Version
16. Introduction and manual for VSSS–EU

17. Development and reliability of the VSSS–EU

18. Verona Service Satisfaction Scale – European Version

Login
Make a Donation