Recovering Quality of Life (ReQoL): Development of a brief generic mental health recovery patient reported outcome measure


Study ID: 36250
Short Title: Recovering Quality of Life (ReQoL)
Organisation: Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location: Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Condition: Mental Health
Main Specialty: Mental Health
Expected End Date: 31/12/2018
Postcode: SO30 3JB
Contact Name: SHFT Research
Contact Email: research@southernhealth.nhs.uk
Active: Yes

Inclusion Criteria

Service users aged 16 and over with mental health conditions (self-reported or clinician diagnosis where possible) will be included. Only secondary and tertiary care service users are included in this stage as HoNOS is only collected in these settings.

Exclusion Criteria

Service users with dementia will be excluded.

Study summary:

In 2016 we completed the validation of the longer ReQoL item set in stages 4B/C and produced two versions of the ReQoL measure (ReQoL-10 and ReQoL-20). In this amendment, we would now like to undertake validation of the ReQoL-10 and ReQOL-20. To do this we will collect data on ReQoL-10 alongside a Clinician Reported Outcome Measure (CROM) in stage 5a, and in stage 5b compare ReQoL-20 to two existing patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs); S-WEMWBS and CORE-10. Stage 5a: Validating ReQoL with a CROM Participants will be approached by the Clinical Studies Officers and other healthcare staff within each of the participating Trusts to complete the questionnaire. Participants will be asked to complete ReQoL-10, the S-WEMWBS and CORE-10 and some demographic questions. Clinicians will also be asked to complete a validated CROM; the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) within two days of the participant completing the questionnaire. Several Trusts complete the HoNOS routinely on the electronic systems. Participants will be provided with a Participant Information Sheet (Stage 5a Participant Information Sheet v1.0 22.06.17) and accompanying letter (Stage 5a letter to accompany questionnaire V1.0 22.06.17). The ReQoL scores will be correlated with the HoNOS scores to establish a relationship between the CROM and PROM. Stage 5b: Comparing final versions of ReQoL with other measures Participants will be approached by the Clinical Studies Officers and other healthcare professionals within each of the participating Trusts to complete the questionnaire. Primary care participants will be recruited from GP surgeries by healthcare staff. In both settings participants will be approached face-to-face or by post. Participants will be asked to complete ReQoL-20, S-WEMWBS and CORE-10 along with demographic questions at two time points. At follow-up participants will also be asked to complete SF-2, a question asking the participants how they feel since the last time they completed the questionnaire. Participants completing the baseline questionnaire will be provided with a Participant Information Sheet (Stage 5b Participant Information Sheet baseline v1.0 22.06.17), and accompanying letter (Stage 5b letter to accompany baseline questionnaire V1.0 22.06.17). Participants completing the follow-up questionnaire will be provided with a Participant Information Sheet (Stage 5b Participant Information Sheet Follow up V1.0 22.06.17), and Letter (Stage 5b letter to accompany follow up questionnaire V1.0 22.06.17). ReQoL-20 will be compared to S-WEMWBS and CORE-10 using classical and modern psychometrics analyses to validate the measure. In both stages, a data management company will be used to administer the survey. As in Stages 4a and 4b, pseudoidentifiers will be used (e.g. hospital number). Unidentifiable data (e.g. clusters,) and answers to the HoNOS measure will be provided to the research team by the Trusts with a pseudo-identifier that will allow the research team to link the ReQoL data to the HoNOS data. However no patients will be identifiable to the researchers.


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