Department of Social Work
Cross-validation of mental health recovery measures in a Hong Kong Chinese sample
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.
Hong Kong Chinese, mental health recovery, scale validation, schizophrenia
Source Publication Title
Research on Social Work Practice
Link to Publisher's Edition
Ye, S., Pan, J., Wong, D., & Bola, J. (2013). Cross-validation of mental health recovery measures in a Hong Kong Chinese sample. Research on Social Work Practice, 23 (3), 311-325. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731512471861