The Health of the Nation Outcome Scale (HoNOS) is a means of measuring the range of physical, personal and social problems associated with mental illness.

The scoring system for 'adult', which may be used for people aged 16 to 64, and which comprises ratings on the following 12 items which must be in the following sequence:

I. Overactive, aggressive, disruptive or agitated behaviour
II. Non-accidental self-injury
III. Problem drinking or drug taking
IV. Cognitive problems
V. Physical illness or disability problems
VI. Problems associated with hallucinations and delusions
VII. Problems with depressed mood
VIII. Other mental and behavioural problems, qualified by specific disorders: and the alphabetical list of headings from glossary:
A. Phobic
B. Anxiety
C. Obsessive-compulsive
D. Stress
E. Dissociative
F. Somatoform
G. Eating
H. Sleep
I. Sexual
J. Other
IX. Problems with relationships
X. Problems with activities of daily living
XI. Problems with living conditions
XII. Problems with occupation and activities

Health of the Nation Outcome Scales, Summary of Rating Instructions and Glossary for HoNOS Score Sheet. 17 January 1996. Authors: John Wing, Roy Curtis, Anne Beevor. Available from: Royal College of Psychiatrists Research Unit, 11 Grosvenor Crescent, London SW1X 7EE. 

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