Life Skills Profile (16-item version)

The abbreviated Life Skills Profile (LSP-16; Rosen et al., 1989) is a clinician-rated assessment that contains 16 items which provide a key measure of function and disability for people with mental illness. The focus of LSP-16 is on the person’s general functioning, i.e. how the person functions in terms of their social relationships and ability to do day-to-day tasks. 



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