Il funzionamento globale nella psichiatria dell'età evolutiva: Sperimentazione di HoNOSCA su un campione clinico

Translated title of the contribution: Global assessment in child and adolescent psychiatry: An evaluation of HoNOSCA in a clinical group

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Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study is the use of the HoNOSCA (Health of Nation Outcome Scale for Children and Adolescent) in children and adolescents with different psychiatric problems, to assess its effectiveness, reliability and sensibility to change. Methods: The scale was administrated to the parents of 100 subjects, aged between 5 and 18, and rated both at initial assessment and at a six-months follow-up. A comparative analysis between two groups of patients, to verify correlation among HoNOSCA high scores and the presence of a psychiatric pathology. Results: HoNOSCA demostrated satisfactory reliability and validity characteristics. Statistically significant difference between the two groups, sensitive to change, its ability to measure change accorded with the clinicians' independent rating are discussed. Conclusions: HoNOSCA is a sensitive, valid measure of change and represents a satisfactory brief outcome measure which could be routinely used in child and adolescent mental health services.

Translated title of the contributionGlobal assessment in child and adolescent psychiatry: An evaluation of HoNOSCA in a clinical group
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)69-79
Number of pages11
JournalImago
Volume12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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