Chinese translation and validation of the questionnaire on the process of recovery in schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders

Wai Tong Chien, Chung Yee Zenobia Chan

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Individuals recovering from schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders who have residual symptoms can achieve relatively normal work and social functioning in the community. This research aimed to test the psychometric properties of a Chinese version of the 22-item Questionnaire about the Process of Recovery. The translated Chinese QPR had satisfactory semantic equivalence with the original scale and high Cronbach alpha coefficients and test-retest stability at a 2-week interval. When tested in 300 outpatients with psychosis, the Chinese version was found to consist of three factors (Self-Empowerment, Rebuilding Life, and Effective Interpersonal Relationships) with satisfactory correlations with patients' quality of life, self-efficacy, and functioning. The Chinese version appears reliable and valid as a measure of psychotic patients' perceived levels of recovery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)400-411
Number of pages12
JournalResearch in Nursing and Health
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013


  • Chinese
  • Psychometric properties
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Recovery
  • Schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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