Journal article

Do clinical outcome measures assess consumer-defined recovery?

Retta Andresen, Peter Caputi, Lindsay G Oades

PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2010

Abstract

There is an international call for mental health services to become recovery-oriented, and also to use evidence-based practices. Addressing this call requires recovery-oriented measurement of outcomes and service evaluation. Mental health consumers view recovery as leading as meaningful life, and have criticised traditional clinical measures for being too disability-oriented. This study compares three measures of consumer-defined recovery from enduring mental illness: the Recovery Assessment Scale, the Mental Health Recovery Measure and the Self-Identified Stage of Recovery, with four conventional clinical measures. Correlational analyses supported the convergent validity of the recovery mea..

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