Effectiveness of a recovery program for Chinese psychiatric inpatients

Frank Ho Yin Lai (Corresponding Author), Julian Chim Keung Chiu, Phyllis Lai Chu Tse, Jess Wan Man Tsui, Jacky Pak Ho Cheung, Eddie Wei Chieh Chen, Suki Hoi Yee Chan, Silvia Hiu Ue Fan, Annie Suk Man Chan, Jonathan Chin Chung Cheung, Simon Kam Man Wong

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This study is a retrospective evaluation study for a 63 Chinese clients with schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, depression and adjustment disorder in recovery program. This study is going to note genders’ specific response to the recovery program and to identify predictors for their length of hospital stay. All recruited subjects would participate in a three-week recovery program. A series of goal setting training, psycho-education and empowerment activities, and therapeutic group sharing were included. Clients’ level of hope, mental-wellbeing, and ability in recovery and illness management would be assessed by Chinese Hope Scale (CHS), Chinese Short Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (CSWEMWBS) and Chinese Illness Management and Recovery Scale (CIMRS). Subjects showed improvement in generating routes to recovery goals, enhanced capacity in initiating and maintaining the actions to reach their recovery goals. Moreover, clients showed significant improvement noted in seeking social support. Genders showed their specific characteristics in their pattern of recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-22
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Illness Management
  • Recovery
  • Well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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