Assessing the content validity of the revised Health of the Nation Outcome Scales 65+: the HoNOS Older Adults

HARRIS, Meredith, TAPP, Caley, ARNAUTOVSKA, Urska, COOMBS, Tim, DICKINSON, Rosemary, SMITH, Mark, JURY, Angela, LAI, Jennifer, JAMES, Mick, PAINTER, Jon and BURGESS, Philip (2022). Assessing the content validity of the revised Health of the Nation Outcome Scales 65+: the HoNOS Older Adults. BJPsych Bulletin.

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Abstract

Aims and method: Recently, the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) 65+ was revised. Twenty-five experts from Australia and New Zealand completed an anonymous web-based survey about the content validity of the revised measure, the HoNOS Older Adults (HoNOS OA). Results: All 12 HoNOS OA scales were rated by most (≥75%) experts as ‘important’ or ‘very important’ for determining overall clinical severity among older adults. Ratings of sensitivity to change, comprehensibility and comprehensiveness were more variable, but mostly positive. Experts’ comments provided possible explanations. For example, some experts suggested that additional older adult-specific examples be included in the glossary (e.g., for scales measuring depressed mood, problems with relationships, and problems with activities of daily living). Clinical implications: Experts agreed that the HoNOS OA measures important constructs. Training may be needed to orient experienced raters to the rationale for some revisions. Further psychometric testing of the HoNOS OA is recommended.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1192/bjb.2022.37
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2022 14:48
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2022 11:32
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/30377

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