Journal article

Stages of recovery instrument: development of a measure of recovery from serious mental illness

Retta Andresen, Peter Caputi, Lindsay Oades

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2006

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: In order to realize the vision of recovery-orientated mental health services, there is a need for a model and a method of measuring recovery as the concept is described by mental health consumers. A preliminary five-stage model based on consumer accounts was developed in an earlier study by the authors. This next stage of the research program describes the development and initial testing of a stage measure which, when validated, can be used in testing that model. METHOD: Existing measures of recovery were reviewed to assess their concordance with the model, and a new measure, the Stages of Recovery Instrument (STORI) was subsequently developed. A postal survey was conducted of 94 ..

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