Global Function Scales

  • Michael Phelan
  • Til Wykes
  • Howard Goldman

Abstract

There is a close relationship between impairment of global functioning and mental illness. However valid measurement of global functioning is difficult, and there is no perfect scale. The instruments reviewed in this paper illustrate a range of different approaches. Despite the inherent difficulties the measurement of functioning is a critical domain in mental health evaluative research.

Keywords

Depression Schizophrenia Resi Hunt Dition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Phelan
    • 1
  • Til Wykes
    • 1
  • Howard Goldman
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PsychiatryPRiSMLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry, School of MedicineUniversity of MarylandBaltimoreUSA

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