Cross-Validation of Mental Health Recovery Measures in a Hong Kong Chinese Sample

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-325
Journal / PublicationResearch on Social Work Practice
Volume23
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

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.

Research Area(s)

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

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Cross-Validation of Mental Health Recovery Measures in a Hong Kong Chinese Sample. / Ye, Shengquan; Pan, Jia-Yan; Wong, Daniel Fu Keung; Bola, John Robert.

In: Research on Social Work Practice, Vol. 23, No. 3, 05.2013, p. 311-325.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal