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Title: Factors associated with changes in community ability and recovery after psychiatric rehabilitation : a retrospective study
Authors: Tan, Bhing-Leet
Ng, Wai-Yee
Sudhasan, Jayson
Chng, Thomas
Mok, Irene
Lee, Jimmy
Keywords: Social sciences::Psychology::Psychological testing
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Tan, B.-L., Ng, W.-Y., Sudhasan, J., Chng, T., Mok, I., & Lee, J. (2018). Factors associated with changes in community ability and recovery after psychiatric rehabilitation : a retrospective study. Community Mental Health Journal, 54(8), 1221-1227. doi:10.1007/s10597-018-0249-5
Series/Report no.: Community Mental Health Journal
Abstract: One of the key goals of psychiatric rehabilitation is to return individuals with mental illnesses back into the community via restoration of the necessary skills. This retrospective study seeks to evaluate the factors associated with improvement in community functioning after a period of outpatient rehabilitation. 223 individuals enrolled into three broad rehabilitation groups—clinical, vocational and creative therapies/individual sessions—were included in this study. The Multnomah Community Ability Scale (MCAS) and Milestones of Recovery Scale (MORS) were used to evaluate each individual before and after the rehabilitation programme. Across all three groups, there were significant improvements in MCAS scores and MORS ratings. In multivariate models, clinical rehabilitation group was superior to creative therapies/individual sessions in predicting MORS change. The study also revealed a close relationship between recovery gains and improvement in community ability.
ISSN: 0010-3853
DOI: 10.1007/s10597-018-0249-5
Rights: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Community Mental Health Journal. The final authenticated version is available online at:
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