Chinese translation and validation of the questionnaire on the process of recovery in schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders

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  • Wai Tong Chien,

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    • School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong S.A.R., P.R. China
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    • Professor.
  • Zenobia C. Y. Chan

    1. School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong S.A.R., P.R. China
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    • Assistant Professor.

  • This study was financially sup ported by the Health and Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, The H.K.S.A.R. Government. The authors would like to express their sincere thanks to participants and the outpatient clinics for their support and participation.

Correspondence to: Wai Tong Chien

Abstract

Individuals recovering from schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders who have residual symptoms can achieve relatively normal work and social functioning in the community. This research aimed to test the psychometric properties of a Chinese version of the 22-item Questionnaire about the Process of Recovery. The translated Chinese QPR had satisfactory semantic equivalence with the original scale and high Cronbach alpha coefficients and test–retest stability at a 2-week interval. When tested in 300 outpatients with psychosis, the Chinese version was found to consist of three factors (Self-Empowerment, Rebuilding Life, and Effective Interpersonal Relationships) with satisfactory correlations with patients' quality of life, self-efficacy, and functioning. The Chinese version appears reliable and valid as a measure of psychotic patients' perceived levels of recovery. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 36: 400–411, 2013

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