Health of the Nation Outcome Scales in an inpatient unit
Malcolm Pearce Behaviour specialist, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Allan Skelly Clinical psychologist, Trust
Sarah Baxter Assistant behaviour specialist, Trust
Malcolm Pearce and colleagues sought to measure the efficacy of specialist inpatient services
Following a 2005-06 study using Health of the Nation Outcome Scales learning disability scores to assess the outcomes of treatment of people with learning disabilities by community teams, the authors evaluate the results of interventions in a specialist inpatient unit. The scores of 31 clients on admission were compared with scores at discharge, with clients showing similar outcomes to those observed after community team interventions. The limitations and implications of the study are discussed.
Learning Disability Practice. 14, 3,33-38. doi: 10.7748/ldp2011.04.14.3.33.c8444