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Measuring personal recovery – psychometric properties of the Swedish Questionnaire about the Process of Recovery (QPR-Swe)

Argentzell, Elisabeth LU ; Hultqvist, Jenny LU ; Neil, Sandra and Eklund, Mona LU (2017) In Nordic Journal of Psychiatry p.1-7
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Background: Personal recovery, defined as an individual process towards meaning, is an important target within mental health services. Measuring recovery hence requires reliable and valid measures. The Process of Recovery Questionnaire (QPR) was developed for that purpose. Aims: The aim was to develop a Swedish version of the QPR (QPR-Swe) and explore its psychometric properties in terms of factor structure, internal consistency, construct validity and sensitivity to change. Methods: A total of 226 participants entered the study. The factor structure was investigated by Principal Component Analysis and Scree plot. Construct validity was addressed in terms of convergent validity against indicators of self-mastery, self-esteem, quality of... (More)

Background: Personal recovery, defined as an individual process towards meaning, is an important target within mental health services. Measuring recovery hence requires reliable and valid measures. The Process of Recovery Questionnaire (QPR) was developed for that purpose. Aims: The aim was to develop a Swedish version of the QPR (QPR-Swe) and explore its psychometric properties in terms of factor structure, internal consistency, construct validity and sensitivity to change. Methods: A total of 226 participants entered the study. The factor structure was investigated by Principal Component Analysis and Scree plot. Construct validity was addressed in terms of convergent validity against indicators of self-mastery, self-esteem, quality of life and self-rated health. Results: A one-factor solution of QPR-Swe received better support than a two-factor solution. Good internal consistency was indicated, α = 0.92, and construct validity was satisfactory. The QPR-Swe showed preliminary sensitivity to change. Conclusions: The QPR-Swe showed promising initial psychometric properties in terms of internal consistency, convergent validity and sensitivity to change. The QPR-Swe is recommended for use in research and clinical contexts to assess personal recovery among people with mental illness.

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10.1080/08039488.2017.1346144
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  author       = {Argentzell, Elisabeth and Hultqvist, Jenny and Neil, Sandra and Eklund, Mona},
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  keyword      = {assessment,mental illness,Recovery,validity},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {07},
  pages        = {1--7},
  publisher    = {Informa Healthcare},
  series       = {Nordic Journal of Psychiatry},
  title        = {Measuring personal recovery – psychometric properties of the Swedish Questionnaire about the Process of Recovery (QPR-Swe)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08039488.2017.1346144},
  year         = {2017},
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