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Journal of Korean Academy of psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2010;19(3):288-298.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12934/jkpmhn.2010.19.3.288    Published online September 30, 2010.
Validation Study of the Recovery-Promotion Relationship Scale (RPRS) for Koreans with Mental Illness.
Hee Jung Kim
Department of Nursing, Kyungwon University, Korea. illine@paran.com
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Recovery-Promotion Relationship Scale (RPRS). METHODS: The participants in this study were 151 adults with psychiatric illnesses who were using one of 10 Community Mental Health Centers or 2 Social Rehabilitation Centers in Gyeonggi province. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, item analysis, factor analysis, and reliability test with the SPSS/WIN 12.0 program. RESULTS: For the final scale, 24 items were selected, and categorized into 4 factors explaining 68.47% of the total variance. The factors were labeled as helping to accept self and reality (10 items), helping to have hope and empowerment (6 items), giving respect and trust (5 items), understanding and encouraging (3 items). The Cronbach's alpha coefficient for the 24 items was . 96. CONCLUSION: These findings indicate that the RPRS is valid and reliable for professionals to assess the competency level in mental health recovery promoting relationship when used with Korean adults with mental illness.
Key Words: Mental illness; Recovery; Promotion; Therapeutic relationship
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