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ERIC Number: EJ1113383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Cross-Validating Chinese Language Mental Health Recovery Measures in Hong Kong
Bola, John; Chan, Tiffany Hill Ching; Chen, Eric HY; Ng, Roger
Research on Social Work Practice, v26 n6 p630-640 Oct 2016
Objectives: Promoting recovery in mental health services is hampered by a shortage of reliable and valid measures, particularly in Hong Kong. We seek to cross validate two Chinese language measures of recovery and one of recovery-promoting environments. Method: A cross-sectional survey of people recovering from early episode psychosis (n = 121) and family members (n = 49) was taken. Two recovery measures, the Mental Health Recovery Measure and the recovery subscale of the Peer Outcomes Protocol, and one measure of recovery-promoting environments, the Recovery Self-Assessment, were used. The Psychosis Recovery Inventory was incorporated to assess construct validity. Results: Internal consistency reliability for each measure was high (r = 0.71-0.94); one-factor solutions were parsimonious. People in recovery rated their risk for relapse lower than did their family members. Conclusions: Moderately strong positive correlations among recovery measures lend support to construct validity. Several "recovery-promoting environment" items should be reassessed for cultural fit in Hong Kong.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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