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Use of the HoNOS–LD in identifying domains of change

  • Bradley Hillier (a1), Lucy Wright (a2), Andre Strydom (a3) and Angela Hassiotis (a3)
Abstract
Aims and method

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.

Results

Significant improvements were found in mental state, behaviour and social functioning. Improvements were also found in cognition and activities of daily living.

Clinical implications

The HoNOS-LD is a useful tool for measuring 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.

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This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Angela Hassiotis (a.hassiotis@ucl.ac.uk)
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Use of the HoNOS–LD in identifying domains of change

  • Bradley Hillier (a1), Lucy Wright (a2), Andre Strydom (a3) and Angela Hassiotis (a3)
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