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Issues and developments on the consumer recovery construct.
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PMID:  23024667     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The consumer recovery model has had increasing influence on mental health practices in the United States, Western Europe, and several other countries. However, adoption of the model has reflected political decisions rather than empirical evidence of the validity of the model or its value for treatment services. The recovery construct is poorly defined, and until recently there has been no reliable and valid measure with which to base a research program. We have developed an empirical measure that is well-suited for both research and clinical applications: the Maryland Assessment of Recovery in Serious Mental Ill-ness (MARS). We briefly describe the MARS and present preliminary data demonstrating that recovery is not a simple by-product of traditional outcome do-mains, but seems to be a distinct construct that may have important implications for understanding consumers with serious mental illness and for evaluating the outcome of treatment programs.
Authors:
Alan S Bellack; Amy Drapalski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1723-8617     ISO Abbreviation:  World Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-01     Completed Date:  2012-10-05     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101189643     Medline TA:  World Psychiatry     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  156-60     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 737 W. Lombard St., Suite 551, Baltimore, MD 21201.
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