The International Consortium for Health Outcome Measurement (ICHOM) have announced the release of their new standard set of measures for Psychotic Disorders. As part of this new standard set the Recovering Quality of Life outcome questionnaire (ReQoL-20) has been chosen as the measure for tracking 3 aspects of psychotic disorders - Quality of Life, Personal recovery, and Positive and negative symptoms. HEDS Dr Anju Keetharuth was involved in the development of the ICHOM Standard Set for Psychotic Disorders in partnership with ICHOM,
The ICHOM Standard Set for Psychotic Disorders is the result
of hard work by an international group (from Europe, the Americas, Asia and
Australia) of leading psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health experts,
measurement experts, and service user experts. The new standard set represents
the outcomes that matter most to adults and adolescents (age 12 upwards) with
psychosis. This marks an important step towards promoting data quality and
availability whilst strengthening mental health care for this group.
The development of the ReQoL was led by researchers at School
of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), the
University of Sheffield and is exclusively available for licence from the Clinical Outcomes team
at Oxford University Innovation. The ReQoL has grown rapidly in its recognition
as a quality of life measure for assessment with people experiencing mental health difficulties. International
recognition of the ReQoL is demonstrated by the rapid growth of the library of translations,
with currently 18 available from Clinical Outcomes.