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Title: Patient-Rated Outcome Assessment With the German Version of the Outcome Questionnaire 45 in People With Severe Mental Illness
Contributor(s): Puschner, Bernd (author); Cosh, Suzanne  (author)orcid ; Becker, Thomas (author)
Publication Date: 2016-10
Early Online Version: 2015-05-21
DOI: 10.1027/1015-5759/a000254
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Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 110319 Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 320221 Psychiatry (incl. psychotherapy)
520303 Counselling psychology
520304 Health psychology
520302 Clinical psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920204 Evaluation of Health Outcomes
920209 Mental Health Services
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200202 Evaluation of health outcomes
200305 Mental health services
280121 Expanding knowledge in psychology
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and psychometric properties of the German version of the Outcome Questionnaire (Ergebnisfragebogen; EB-45) in people with severe mental illness (N = 294). Reliability and sensitivity to change were assessed. Convergent validity was examined through correlations with the measures Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS-D) and Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF), and predictive validity through correlation with length of inpatient stay. The EB-45 showed good reliability and sensitivity to change, as well as good internal consistency for the total score and the subscale “symptom distress.” The EB-45 was found to be acceptable and feasible for use within inpatient psychiatric settings. Also predictive validity was good. However, psychometric properties of the subscales “interpersonal relations” and “social role” were equivocal. Thus, interpreting subscale scores only is not advisable. Also low convergent validity is a concern. Taken together, the EB-45 can be recommended for outcome assessment in a wide range of mental health service settings including inpatient psychiatric services. However, treatment planning and evaluation of effectiveness of services for people with severe mental illness should not be based on EB-45 data alone.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 32(4), p. 273-282
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1015-5759
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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