[Mental health rehabilitation for children and adolescents – a literature overview of indications, outcomes and evaluation instruments]

Winkler R, Piso B
Record ID 32013000928
Authors' objectives: The LBI-HTA was asked to collect and analyse relevant evaluation content for future projects dealing with mental health rehabilitation (MHR) programmes for children and adolescents. Against this background, we undertook a systematic literature review encompassing MHR programmes (for children and adolescents) with a particular focus on evaluation indicators and instruments.
Authors' recommendations: Basically, our systematic review shows that the low number of evaluation studies requires increased research activities in this particular field of MHR for children and adolescents. The 5 identified evaluation indicators cover key aspects of mental health rehabilitation and may represent a methodological starting point for the evaluation of MHR programmes for children and adolescents in a future project. However, the selection of evaluation indicators should consider the respective rehabilitation target groups and the overall rehabilitation priorities. In addition, there is a need for a careful selection of the evaluation instruments taking into account psychometric quality criteria to guarantee the use of 'reliable' and approved test methods.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2013
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Austria
MeSH Terms
  • Mental Disorders
  • Recovery of Function
  • Child
  • Adolescent
Organisation Name: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Health Technology Assessment
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