Recovery outcome measures: Is there a place for culture, attitudes, and faith?

Catherine HUNGERFORD, Kerry Esme Doyle

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PURPOSE: Utilization of the Recovery Knowledge Inventory (RKI) and Recovery Attitudes Questionnaire (RAQ) in southeastern Australia raised questions about the RAQ, including links between attitudes, faith, and culture in supporting the recovery journey. These questions are particularly important when considered in the context of people with mental illness who live in secularmulticultural societies. CONCLUSIONS: This paper discusses the cultural appropriateness of the RAQ in Australian settings, and identifies the need to develop rigorous, inclusive recovery outcome measures. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: It is important to identify what best motivates people in their recovery journey, and to find a way to harness these motivating factors to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-179
Number of pages9
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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