Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development (JRRD)

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Mental health assessment in rehabilitation research

John R. McQuaid, PhD, et al.

This article describes how mental health is meas- ured in research and makes recommendations on how to improve this measurement. We suggest that, while symptoms and diagnosis are important, re- searchers need to pay more attention to how people with mental disorders function in their lives. In addi- tion, we discuss ways to use computers and technol- ogy to better measure the important outcomes. These recommendations can help researchers better under- stand how mental health problems affect patients and which treatments work so that research can lead to mental health patients receiving better care.

Volume 49 Number 1, 2012
   Pages 121 — 138

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
McQuaid JR, Marx BP, Rosen MI, Bufka LF, Tenhula W, Cook H, Keane TM. Mental health assessment in rehabilitation research. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(1):121–38.

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