Clinical Utility of the 2 New Scales of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Children and Adolescents (HoNOSCA): A Naturalistic, Prospective Study in a Psychiatric Unit for Adolescents.

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Title
Clinical Utility of the 2 New Scales of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Children and Adolescents (HoNOSCA): A Naturalistic, Prospective Study in a Psychiatric Unit for Adolescents.
Journal
Journal of Psychiatric Practice
Author(s)
Urben S., Pihet S., Graap C., Baier V., Dyson C., Courosse S., Holzer L.
ISSN
1538-1145 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1527-4160
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Published
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2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
21
Number
3
Pages
232-240
Language
english
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Abstract
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to assess the clinical usefulness of the emotional symptoms (Emo) and externalizing problems (Ext) scales compared with the Total score on the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Children and Adolescents (HoNOSCA).
METHODS: The HoNOSCA was rated at admission and discharge for 260 adolescent inpatients. The primary outcomes assessed were (a) the sensitivity of the 3 HoNOSCA scores to clinical improvement; and (b) the between diagnoses discriminative value of these scores.
RESULTS: Analyses of variances [2 (time: admission vs. discharge) ×5 (diagnostic groups)] revealed a main effect of time for the 3 scores, a main effect of the diagnostic group for the Total and Ext scores, and an interaction effect between time and diagnosis for the Emo score. A moderate correlation was observed between the change in Ext and Emo scores between admission and discharge.
DISCUSSION: These 2 new scales of the HoNOSCA demonstrated good clinical utility and the ability to assess different aspects of clinical improvements. A significant discriminative value of both scores was observed.
SIGNIFICANT OUTCOMES: The clinical utility of the 2 new scales on the HoNOSCA was established. These 2 new scales provided a sensitive measure of clinical outcome for assessing improvement between admission and discharge on a psychiatric inpatient unit for adolescents, regardless of diagnostic group, and captured additional information about clinical improvements. Adolescents with psychosis and conduct disorders presented with higher externalizing symptoms than those with other disorders, as rated on the HoNOSCA, at admission and discharge. The Emo score differentiated between clinical improvement in patients with psychosis versus eating disorders.
LIMITATIONS: The sample in this study represented a homogeneous population of adolescent inpatients, so that further research is needed before these findings can be generalized to outpatients. In addition, the small number of patients in some diagnostic groups did not allow for their inclusion in some of the statistical analyses.
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