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Title: Reliability and validity of the Thai version of the health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS)
Authors: Bupawan Phuaphanprasert
Manit Srisurapanont
Chatchawan Silpakit
Supasit Pannarunothai
Pichet Udomratn
Alan Geater
Prayad Prapaphom
Suan Prung Psychiatric Hospital
Chiang Mai University
Mahidol University
Naresuan University
Prince of Songkla University
Suan prung Psychiatric Hospital
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2007
Citation: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol.90, No.11 (2007), 2487-2493
Abstract: Background: Measurement in psychiatric services is important for the development of a psychiatric tool for budget allocation. Objective: To translate the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) into Thai and to assess its psychometric properties. Material and Method: The HoNOS was translated into Thai, by using the standard of "forward-backward" translation procedure. Two psychiatric nurses interviewed subjects together but independently rated their scores. The subjects were 23 acute inpatients and 23 sub-acute inpatients. The reliability and validity was assessed. Results: The Cronbach's alpha coefficient of the Thai HoNOS was 0.68. It had a high correlation (r > 0.80) with the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS), the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) and the Clinical Global Impression (CGI). It suggested high concurrent validity. It had a satisfactory power (p < 0.05) in discriminating overall clinical outcomes between acute and sub-acute psychiatric inpatients. Conclusion: The Thai HoNOS fulfils the requirements of a psychiatric outcome scale for routine use in inpatient service.
ISSN: 01252208
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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