Recently the direction of consumer mental health care in the United States has shifted in terms of its approach to recovery. In this sense recovery is not thought to be a complete amelioration of symptoms, but rather the acquisition of meaningful relationships, independent living, and fulfilling work. In response to these changes, the Utah division of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI-Utah) conducted consumer focus groups for the purpose of developing a tool to monitor this new conceptualization of recovery. The focus groups generated 10 recovery indicators based on recovery as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration have defined it. This study explored initial psychometric reliability and validity estimates for these recovery indicators and their ability to track changes in recovery over time. In addition, the study also explored the relationship between distress reduction and recovery both concurrently and over time.
College and Department
David O. McKay School of Education; Counseling Psychology and Special Education
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Katzenbach, Ray J., "Measuring Growth: The Reliability and Validity of the Utah Recovery Scale" (2012). All Theses and Dissertations. 3561.
Recovery, Positive Psychology, Outcome, Managed Care, Utah Recovery Scale