Individualised or Standardised Outcome Measures: A Co-habitation?

Ashworth, Mark, Guerra, Daniel and Kordowicz, Maria (2019) Individualised or Standardised Outcome Measures: A Co-habitation? Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 46 (4). pp. 425-428. ISSN 0894-587X

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Abstract

Mental health outcome measurement is conflicted between two different schools of thought which underlie the division between standardised (nomothetic) and individualised or patient-generated (idiographic) measures. The underpinning philosophies of both approaches have very different starting points in terms of how we understand the world. And yet the strengths of both may contribute something useful for patients and mental health services. We suggest a convergence of approaches with new thinking on options for co-habitation.

Keywords:outcome measurement, patient-generated measure, standardized measure, epidemiology
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B990 Subjects Allied to Medicine not elsewhere classified
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:41588
Deposited On:22 Jul 2020 11:24

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