Clinical review protocol for the review of routine outcome monitoring

Review questionIn adults (18 years and older) identified with depression (including subthreshold disorders) or an anxiety disorder*, should ROM be used, and if so, what systems are effective for the delivery of ROM and use within clinical decision making?
ObjectivesTo perform a narrative synthesis of systematic reviews addressing the use of ROM for people with common mental health disorder.
PopulationAdults (18 years and older) identified with depression (including subthreshold disorders) or an anxiety disorder*
Intervention(s)ROM, systems for the delivery of ROM
ComparisonStandard management strategy
Critical outcomescommon mental health disorder symptoms, duration of treatment
Electronic databasesSystematic reviews CDSR, CINAHL, DARE, EMBASE, MEDLINE, PsycINFO
Date searchedSystematic reviews: 1 January 1995 to 10 September 2010
RCTs: 1 January 1995 to 10 September 2010
Study designSystematic review and RCTs


Cover of Common Mental Health Disorders
Common Mental Health Disorders: Identification and Pathways to Care.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 123.
National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (UK).
Leicester (UK): British Psychological Society; 2011.
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