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Spanish Validation of the Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS-24)

Javier Saavedra1, Antonio J. Vázquez-Morejón1,2, Raquel Vázquez-Morejón1, Samuel Arias-Sánchez1, Sergio González-Álvarez3, and Patrick Corrigan4

1 Universidad de Sevilla,
2 Unidad de Salud Mental Comunitaria Guadalquivir, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío (Sevilla),
3 Fundación Pública Andaluza para la Integración Social de Personas con Enfermedad Mental (Sevilla),
4 Illinois Institute of Te

Background: Recovery is an essential construct in healthcare treatment for patients diagnosed with severe mental illnesses (SMI). Of all the psychometric instruments available for measuring recovery, the 41-item Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS) is the most widely used. Several brief versions have been proposed, including the 24-item version. In this study, the RAS-24 was adapted to European Spanish and validated in a clinical sample. Method: Participants (N = 309) diagnosed with SMI were recruited from a community mental health center and a work guidance center. The participants completed the RAS-24 and the Social Functioning Scale (SFS), both self-reported and family-reported versions. Results: The results showed good indices of fit for the original five-factor structure, acceptable internal consistency (α = .93; ω = .95), temporal reliability (ICC = .89, p <.01), and significant correlation with most of the SFS scales (total SFS self-report r = .50, p < .01; total SFS family reported r =.49, p < .01). Conclusions: These data support the use of this Spanish version as a measure of recovery in the Spanish clinical population.

Validación española de la Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS-24). Antecedentes: la recuperación es un constructo fundamental en la atención sanitaria de los pacientes diagnosticados de trastornos mentales graves (TMG). De todos los instrumentos psicométricos disponibles, la Recovery Assessment Scale (Escala de Evaluación de la Recuperación, RAS) de 41 ítems es el más utilizado. Se han propuesto varias versiones breves, entre ellas la versión de 24 ítems. En este estudio, el RAS-24 se adaptó al español europeo y se validó en una muestra clínica. Método: los participantes (N=309), diagnosticados con TMG, fueron reclutados en un centro comunitario de salud mental y un centro de orientación laboral. Todos cumplimentaron el RAS-24 y la Escala de Funcionamiento Social (SFS) en ambas versiones, autoinformada y heteroinformada. Resultados: los resultados mostraron buenos índices de ajuste para la estructura original de cinco factores, consistencia interna aceptable (α = .93; ω = .95), fiabilidad temporal (ICC = .89, p < .01) y correlación significativa con la mayoría de las escalas SFS (total SFS autoevaluado r = .50, p < .01; total SFS heteroevaluado r = .49, p <.01). Conclusiones: estos datos apoyan el uso de esta versión en español como medida de recuperación en población clínica española.

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