Title

Researching and evaluating model geriatric mental health programs, Part II: Measurement of outcomes

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

4-1-1991

Journal, Book or Conference Title

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing

NLM Title Abbreviation

Arch Psychiatr Nurs

PubMed ID

1905524

Abstract

The second article in this three-part series on researching and evaluating geriatric mental health programs focuses on measurement of outcomes. Five issues are discussed: (1) specifying relevant outcome variables, (2) reliability of measures, (3) systematic biases in assessment, (4) validity of measures, and (5) evaluation of program costs.

Keywords

Aged, Bias (Epidemiology), Cost-Benefit Analysis, Depressive Disorder/therapy, Humans, Mental Disorders/therapy, Mental Health Services/economics/standards, Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care), Program Evaluation, Reproducibility of Results

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 5:2 (1991) pp.76-83.

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/520