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Objective social outcomes index (SIX): a method to summarise objective indicators of social outcomes in mental health care

Priebe, S; Watzke, S; Hansson, Lars LU and Burns, T (2008) In Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 118(1). p.57-63
Abstract
Objective: No method has yet been established to summarise different objective indicators of social outcomes into one score. The study aimed to develop and test a simple, brief and meaningful index of social outcomes that can be used across a broad range of mental health studies and is potentially obtainable from routine documentation. Method: An index capturing employment, accommodation and living situation (range from 0 to 6; SIX) was devised and tested in three longitudinal datasets of patients with severe mental illness from Germany, Sweden and the UK. Results: SIX showed an almost normal distribution cross-sectionally in all three datasets. Between 58 and 78% of patients changed scores over time. Change scores were weakly associated... (More)
Objective: No method has yet been established to summarise different objective indicators of social outcomes into one score. The study aimed to develop and test a simple, brief and meaningful index of social outcomes that can be used across a broad range of mental health studies and is potentially obtainable from routine documentation. Method: An index capturing employment, accommodation and living situation (range from 0 to 6; SIX) was devised and tested in three longitudinal datasets of patients with severe mental illness from Germany, Sweden and the UK. Results: SIX showed an almost normal distribution cross-sectionally in all three datasets. Between 58 and 78% of patients changed scores over time. Change scores were weakly associated with change scores of symptoms, quality of life, global functioning and disability. Conclusion: A simple method to summarise different indicators of social outcomes provides meaningful results. It can be widely used in research and routine care. (Less)
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global functioning, disability, symptoms, quality of life
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Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
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118
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1600-0447
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10.1111/j.1600-0447.2008.01217.x
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  number       = {1},
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  series       = {Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  title        = {Objective social outcomes index (SIX): a method to summarise objective indicators of social outcomes in mental health care},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0447.2008.01217.x},
  volume       = {118},
  year         = {2008},
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