Measuring Recovery Related Outcomes: A Psychometric Investigation of the Recovery Markers Inventory

Lusczakoski, K. D., Olmos-Gallo, P. A., McKinney, C., Starks, R. & Huff, S. (2014). Community Mental Health Journal , Vol. Published Online. Page(s): 1-7.

The concept of recovery can be operationalized from either the point of view of the consumer or from the perspective of the provider of services. The Recovery Markers Inventory (RMI) was created to assess recovery-related factors (i.e., actions/events associated with consumer’s recovery) from the provider’s perspective. Evidence, which established the psychometric properties of the RMI, was obtained through the use of: (a) construct validity (i.e., confirmatory factor analysis and Rasch principal components analysis of residuals); (b) concurrent validity (i.e., the calculation of Pearson correlations between the RMI and other recovery-oriented instruments); and (c) reliability (i.e., Rasch Partial Credit models). Evidence presented in this article shows that the RMI scale is unidimensional, has an adequate level of correlation, and acceptable reliability. The current analysis provides evidence to support the RMI as a valid, reliable measure of recovery-related factors, which can complement consumer based instruments in the assessment of changes in recovery.


DOI: 10.1007/s10597-014-9728-5

Resource Topics: Recovery Keywords: Mental health recovery, Psychometrics, Mental health outcomes, Community mental health