Social Functioning Scale

Social functioning as an outcome variable in family interventions with schizophrenic patients has been a relatively neglected area. The requirements of a scale of social functioning to measure the efficacy of family interventions include: the measurement of skill/behaviour relevant to the impairments and the demography of this group; the ability to yield considerable information with an economy of clinical time; Continue reading

Life Skills Profile (LSP)

The Life Skills Profile(LSP) was developed as a measure of those aspects of functioning (“life skills”) which affected how successfully people with schizophrenia lived in the community or hospital (Rosen et al. [1989]). As many of the skills are relevant in other major psychiatric disorders and in some organic conditions the LSP has been applied to a broad range of diagnoses.  Continue reading