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Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS)

A systematic literature search and an overview of the available documentation on the psychometric properties of the original version of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS).

A systematic literature search and an overview of the available documentation on the psychometric properties of the original version of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS).


Key message

The Norwegian Directorate of Health commissioned the Norwegian Knowledge Center for The Health Services to undertake a systematic literature search and provide an overview of the available documentation on the psychometric properties of the original version of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS).

Methods

We pre-defined a strategy for a systematic literature search. We searched relevant web sites and medical databases for relevant research. The search was performed in September 2014 and restricted to 1996, the year HoNOS was introduced. Two members of the project team independently read the titles and assessed the references according to our pre-defined inclusion criteria.

Results

  • The search yielded 200 references. Only 71 were potentially relevant.
  • 71 included references about:
    • 3 Reviews
    • 23 Utility and use of HoNOS in clinical practice
    • 45 Psychometric studies about HoNOS

About this publication

  • Year: 2014
  • By: Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services
  • Authors Dalsbø TK, Harboe I, Siqveland J, Leiknes KA.
  • ISBN (digital): 978-82-8121-901-4