Developing a Scale for Assessing the Forensic Experience of Recovery: the SAFER questionnaire and clinical research portfolio

Quill, Emma (2015) Developing a Scale for Assessing the Forensic Experience of Recovery: the SAFER questionnaire and clinical research portfolio. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Developing a Scale for Assessing the Forensic Experience of Recovery: the SAFER questionnaire and Clinical Research Portfolio
Abstract
Background: A conceptual framework of recovery was developed through systematic identification of five key processes - Connectedness, hope/optimism, identity, meaning in life and empowerment (CHIME). There are increasing efforts to implement recovery focused interventions in forensic setting. To date there has not been a self-report recovery measure developed for this population. Aims: The primary aim was to develop a self-report recovery measure for forensic service-users, conceptually based on the Good Lives Model (GLM) of offender rehabilitation and the CHIME model of recovery. Secondary aims were to explore the concurrent validity, test-retest reliability and internal consistency of the measure. Method: The processes of recovery outlined in CHIME and the description of primary goods from the GLM were explored to identify overlapping constructs. When researchers reached a consensus on the connection between constructs, items for the questionnaire were developed. The questionnaire was titled SAFER (The Scale for Assessing the Forensic Experience of Recovery). A cross-sectional pilot study was devised to evaluate concurrent validity, test-retest reliability and internal consistency of the SAFER. Results: Forty-six forensic inpatients in low, medium and high secure facilities participated. Results show the SAFER had concurrent validity, good test-retest reliability and internal consistency. Conclusions: The findings offer preliminary evidence for the validity and reliability of the SAFER. Further, larger scale research is necessary to evaluate additional psychometric properties. Declaration of interest: none.

Item Type: Thesis (D Clin Psy)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Recovery, Forensic, Outcome Measures
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Colleges/Schools: College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Supervisor's Name: Gumley, Professor Andrew
Date of Award: 2015
Depositing User: Miss Emma Quill
Unique ID: glathesis:2015-6675
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2015 15:28
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2015 15:21
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/6675

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