Do Males and Females Conceptualise Work and Social Impairment Differently Following Treatment for Different Mental Health Problems?

David Smith, Alicia Fairweather-Schmidt, Benjamin Riley, Zhila Javidi-Hosseinabad, Sara Zabeen, Sharon Lawn, Malcolm Battersby

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    Abstract

    The Work and Social Adjustment Scale (WSAS) is used by psychiatric nurses for screening and evaluating patients' treatment outcomes for a variety of mental health problems. This study investigated longitudinal and gender measurement invariance of WSAS using structural equation modeling within a help-seeking problem gambling sample (n = 445), and an intervention program for depression and anxiety sample (n = 444). The concept of functional impairment was defined by all WSAS items in males and females at pre- and post-treatment assessments. These findings confirm that the WSAS is a robust and efficacious instrument for evaluating treatment outcomes in two differing populations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)285-290
    Number of pages6
    JournalArchives of Psychiatric Nursing
    Volume32
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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