Flashcards in week 9 Deck (7)
whats the mental status examination (MSE)
appraisal of the appearance, behaviour, mental functioning and overall demeanour of a person.
what areas does the MSE look at
Appearance, Behaviour, Speech, Affect, Thought (stream, form, content) (e.g. delusions), Perception (e.g. hallucinations, illusions, depersonalisation/derealisation), Cognition (formal e.g. MMSE or informal e.g. interpreting proverbs), Judgement and Insight
whats the HONOS
The 12 HoNOS items can be aggregated into four subscales.
A = behavioural problems
B = impairment
C = symptomatic problems
D = social problems
whats the BASIS assessment
questionnaire taken by client
BASIS-32 is scored into five subscales and an overall average.
Subscale and overall mean scores also range from 0 to 4.
Relation to self and others
Daily living/role function
(total Basis-32 score)
whats risk factros
Static e.g. past suicide attempts
– Dynamic e.g. substance use, relationship
– Future e.g. response to treatment
whats protective risk factors
– E.g. supportive family, cultural and religious beliefs (Department of Health (2010), Working with the suicidal person)