Do clinical outcome measures assess consumer-defined recovery?
Retta Andresen, Peter Caputi, Lindsay G Oades
PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2010
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..View full abstract
Awarded by National Mental Health and Medical Research Council
This research was supported by the National Mental Health and Medical Research Council Strategic Partnership Grant in Mental Health (219327).