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Hope, meaning and responsibility across stages of recovery for individuals living with an enduring mental illness

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Abstract


  • This study reports on the relationship between stage of recovery and hope,

    meaning and responsibility for individuals diagnosed with severe mental

    illness. Methods: Seventy-seven people with a diagnosis of a psychotic disorder

    of at least 6 months’ duration participated in the study. Participants completed

    the Self-Identified Stage of Recovery (SISR) scale, measures of component

    processes of recovery (Hope Scale; Positive Interpretation of Disease, SpREUK;

    Active Involvement, Personal Health Management Questionnaire (PHMQ) and

    the Recovery Assessment Scale-short (RAS). Results: Hope, meaning, Personal

    Confidence and Hope and Not Being Dominated by Symptoms varied significantly

    across stages of recovery; however, neither in a parallel nor linear fashion.

    Hopefulness and sense of meaning in relation to the experience of mental illness

    increase before personal confidence and resilience in the face of setbacks.

    Conclusions and implications: Symptoms appear to take less prominence in individuals’

    lives in later stages of recovery. Greater insight into the relationship

    between stage of recovery and component processes may allow for more targeted

    recovery-oriented support for individuals at different stages of recovery.

    Keywords: psychological recovery, stages of recovery, hope, meaning.

UOW Authors


  •   Copic, Vedrana (external author)
  •   Deane, Frank
  •   Crowe, Trevor P. (external author)
  •   Oades, Lindsay G. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Copic, V., Deane, F. P., Crowe, T. & Oades, L. G. (2011). Hope, meaning and responsibility across stages of recovery for individuals living with an enduring mental illness. The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 17 (2), 61-73.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84901835869

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2159&context=hbspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/1110

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 61

End Page


  • 73

Volume


  • 17

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • This study reports on the relationship between stage of recovery and hope,

    meaning and responsibility for individuals diagnosed with severe mental

    illness. Methods: Seventy-seven people with a diagnosis of a psychotic disorder

    of at least 6 months’ duration participated in the study. Participants completed

    the Self-Identified Stage of Recovery (SISR) scale, measures of component

    processes of recovery (Hope Scale; Positive Interpretation of Disease, SpREUK;

    Active Involvement, Personal Health Management Questionnaire (PHMQ) and

    the Recovery Assessment Scale-short (RAS). Results: Hope, meaning, Personal

    Confidence and Hope and Not Being Dominated by Symptoms varied significantly

    across stages of recovery; however, neither in a parallel nor linear fashion.

    Hopefulness and sense of meaning in relation to the experience of mental illness

    increase before personal confidence and resilience in the face of setbacks.

    Conclusions and implications: Symptoms appear to take less prominence in individuals’

    lives in later stages of recovery. Greater insight into the relationship

    between stage of recovery and component processes may allow for more targeted

    recovery-oriented support for individuals at different stages of recovery.

    Keywords: psychological recovery, stages of recovery, hope, meaning.

UOW Authors


  •   Copic, Vedrana (external author)
  •   Deane, Frank
  •   Crowe, Trevor P. (external author)
  •   Oades, Lindsay G. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Copic, V., Deane, F. P., Crowe, T. & Oades, L. G. (2011). Hope, meaning and responsibility across stages of recovery for individuals living with an enduring mental illness. The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 17 (2), 61-73.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84901835869

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2159&context=hbspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/1110

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 61

End Page


  • 73

Volume


  • 17

Issue


  • 2