The development and validation of the SOLES, a new scale measuring engagement with mental health services in people with psychosis
O'Brien, Aileen, White, Sarah, Fahmy, Rana and Singh, Swaran P.. (2009) The development and validation of the SOLES, a new scale measuring engagement with mental health services in people with psychosis. Journal of Mental Health, Vol.18 (No.6). pp. 510-522. ISSN 0963-8237
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09638230902968225
Background: No reliable and well-validated patient-rated scale exists for measuring engagement with mental health services. Alliance scales are often used as a proxy measure and most are clinician-rated.
Aim: This study aimed to develop and validate the SOLES (Singh O'Brien Level of Engagement Scale), designed to measure engagement in people with psychosis.
Method: The SOLES was developed in focus groups and validated in patients with psychosis. Reliability was tested using Cronbach's alpha and split-half reliability. Factor analysis was conducted. Concurrent validity (correlating SOLES scores with measures of alliance, insight and satisfaction), discriminant validity and predictive validity (whether SOLES predicts drop-out) were tested.
Results: As some subjects had no keyworker two scales were developed, for with and without a keyworker; the SOLES 16 and SOLES 13. Both have good internal consistency, correlate with relevant scales and scores predict engagement.
Conclusions: The SOLES is reliable, valid and is a potentially valuable research and clinical tool.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Psychoses, Mentally ill -- Care -- Great Britain, Mentally ill -- Rating of, Mental health services|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Mental Health|
|Official Date:||December 2009|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 510-522|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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