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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Social Work

Title

Cross-validation of mental health recovery measures in a Hong Kong Chinese sample

Language

English

Abstract

Objectives: The concept of recovery has begun shifting mental health service delivery from a medical perspective toward a client-centered recovery orientation. This shift is also beginning in Hong Kong, but its development is hampered by a dearth of available measures in Chinese. Method: This article translates two measures of recovery (mental health recovery measure and the recovery subscale of peer outcomes protocol) and one measure of recovery-promoting environments (recovery self-assessment) into Chinese and investigates their psychometric properties among 206 Hong Kong Chinese people with severe mental illness. Result: Multifactor solutions from earlier studies were not replicated; our evidence pointed to one-factor solutions. Since all recovery measures demonstrated high internal consistency reliability (.92 to .96), we analyzed total scale scores. Conclusion: Moderately high correlations among the recovery measures (.33 to .56) provide some support for construct validity, yet further investigation of recovery measures in a Chinese population is needed. © The Author(s) 2013.

Keywords

Hong Kong Chinese, mental health recovery, scale validation, schizophrenia

Publication Date

2013

Source Publication Title

Research on Social Work Practice

Volume

23

Issue

3

Start Page

311

End Page

325

Publisher

SAGE Publications

ISSN (print)

10497315

ISSN (electronic)

15527581

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