The HoNOS family of measures: A technical review of their psychometric properties

Publication date: 1 November 2012

This technical report looks at the validity and reliability of the HoNOS family of measures.

There is anecdotal evidence, feedback from training workshops and from previous reviews (Pirkis, Burgess, Kirk, Dodson, Coombs & Williamson, 2005; Deady, 2010) which suggests that some clinicians and researchers question the validity and reliability of the HoNOS family of measures.

Given that these measures are mandated for collection in New Zealand it is important to address these concerns in this technical report. The audience for the report includes interested mental health practitioners, policy makers and stakeholders.

Report summary

The report summary provides a brief overview of the results presented in the review. For additional information on the results or research review, please refer to the technical review document.