Ten-Year Review of Rating Scales, VII: Scales Assessing Functional Impairment

The authors reviewed functional impairment from multiple sources over the past 20 years

NANCY C. WINTERS

2005

Scholarcy highlights

  • The authors reviewed functional impairment from multiple sources over the past 20 years
  • This article includes a variety of scales ranging from those that have been subject to critical review with strong psychometric support to those that have not been critically reviewed but are in widespread use to those that are still finding their niche
  • These scales represent a continuum of constructs from symptoms to functional impairment to contextual factors that affect youths' functioning
  • Scales measuring functional impairment can elucidate the impact of illness on youths, identify targets for treatment, determine service needs, and monitor treatment effectiveness
  • These scales are widely used in community mental health and health service delivery
  • They can assist in providing evidence-based treatment

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