Published online by Cambridge University Press: 27 March 2020
The Camberwell Assessment of Need Short Appraisal Schedule – Patient (CANSAS-P), 2nd edition, is a short (two-page) self-rated measure completed by the mental health service user.
CANSAS-P can be used in clinical settings because it is short enough to be used for review purposes on a routine basis, or for completion before a clinical meeting to identify the service user’s perspective on their unmet needs. It can be used for teaching, e.g. as part of pre-qualification or post-qualification training of mental health workers in supporting mental health service users to identify their health and social needs. Finally, it can be used as an outcome measure in research studies.