The aim of this study was to identify the perceived changes by 1.597 users of 40 Psychosocial Care Centers in Southern Brazil, using the Perceived Change Scale - Patients. In the overall evaluation of the scale, improvement was observed in 84.9% of the subjects participating in the study. It was verified that the items with the greatest improvement were those related to: personal problems, interest in life, humor, self-confidence and coexistence with a family. On the other hand, the items with the lowest advances were: sexuality, physical health, housework, appetite and energy. Considering the high improvement index evidenced in the overall item of the scale, from the results point of view, it is suggested a positive evaluation of the Psychosocial Care Centers as a point of attention in mental health.
Mental health; Community mental health services; Outcome assessment (health care)