Outcome Measurement in Mental Health Services
Barbalat, G., Bergh, D., & Kossakowski, J. J. (2019). Outcome measurement in mental health services: Insights from symptom networks. BMC Psychiatry, 19.
Barbalat, Bergh, and Kossakowski (2019) investigate how assessing clinical outcomes from individual symptom scores, or a network analysis may result in different outcomes. Their rationale for investigating outcomes via network analysis is because individual symptoms and other external factors may yield different information when assessed collectively. They conclude that assessing clinical outcomes via individual scores or symptom network analysis produces very different results. This provides evidence that the synthesis of various data sources may augment your current measurement of clinical outcomes.