Use of the HoNOS-LD in identifying domains of change


The aim of the work was to analyse clinical outcome indicator data from the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for People with Learning Disabilities (HoNOS-LD) in adults with intellectual disability admitted to mental health wards during a 19-month period; and to identify clinically relevant domains of change associated with in-patient admission. 

The paper shows that significant improvements were found in mental state, behaviour and social functioning and that the HoNOS-LD is a useful tool for mearusing clinical outcomes in several relevant domains and guiding in-patient treatment in learning disability psychiatry. It may also provide a currency for payment-by-results and influence the commissioning of learning disability services.
Last updated on: Thursday, 13 March 2014

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