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

Shengquan Ye*, Jiayan PAN, Daniel Fu Keung Wong, John Robert Bola

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-325
Number of pages15
JournalResearch on Social Work Practice
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Psychology(all)

User-Defined Keywords

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


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