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MH-OAT copyright notices

Use of the standardised measures in MH-OAT must abide by the terms specified below.

Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS)

The UK Department of Health and Her Majesty's Stationery Office has advised the Commonwealth that HoNOS may be reused in any format, free of charge under HMSO's licensing scheme. NSW has registered under this licensing scheme and been issued the license number C2006010070 effective to 10 July 2011.

Additionally, the principal authors of the HoNOS, HoNOSCA and HoNOS65+ have advised the Commonwealth that the instruments are in the public domain and may be used free of cost.

Abbreviated Life Skills Profile

Copyright on this instrument is held by the authors (Rosen A, Parker G & Hadzi-Pavlocic D) who have advised the Commonwealth, 'the authors of the LSP are pleased to give permission for the unlimited use of the LSP-16, LSP-20- and the LSP-39 to all mental health services in Australia, both public and private, for routine use, without cost.'

Focus of Care

The Commonwealth holds copyright on this measure and grants permission for its use subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source and no commercial usage or sale.

Resource Utilisation Groups - Activities of Daily Living (RUG-ADL)

The measure is used widely throughout the Australian public sector with no license cost attached. Usage should acknowledgement the source:

Fries BE, Schneider DP et al 1994, 'Refining a case-mix measure for nursing homes: Resource Utilization Groups (RUG-III)' Medical Care, vol. 32, pp. 668-685.

Kessler-10

Usage should acknowledgement the following:

Professor Ronald C Kessler of the Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School is thanked for the use of research on the K10 funded by US Public Health Service Grants RO1 MH46376, R01 MH52861, RO1 MH49098, and K05 MH00507 and by the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation Network on Successful Midlife Development (Gilbert Brim, Director).

Children's Global Assessment Scale (CGAS)

Research instrument, used widely throughout child and adolescent mental health services. Usage should acknowledgement the source:

Schaffer D, Gould MS, Brasic J et al 1983, 'A children's global assessment scale (CGAS)', Archives of General Psychiatry, vol. 40, pp. 1228-1231.

ICD-10 Factors Influencing Health Status (FIHS)

The Commonwealth holds copyright on this measure and grants permission for its use subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source and no commercial usage or sale.

Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)

The author (Robert Goodman) holds copyright on this instrument. Approval for use is subject to the Agreement signed between Dr Robert Goodman and the NSW Health Administration Corporation in March 2002.

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