Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: A validation study on the Recovery-Promoting Relationship Scale (RPRS) in a Chinese population.

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Objective: This study examined the psychometric properties of a Chinese language version of the Recovery-Promoting Relationship Scale (RPRS) scale in a sample of persons with severe mental illness in Taiwan. Method: Five hundred ninety-two participants from 32 community psychiatric rehabilitation centers in Taiwan agreed to participate in this study. Principal component factor analysis with oblique rotation was performed. Internal consistency and external construct validity were also examined. Results: The results revealed a 2-factor solution that differed from the structure of the original RPRS. The first factor (F1) comprised 7 items in the Core Relationship Index and 7 items in the Recovery-Promotion Strategies Index of the original RPRS. The second factor (F2) comprised 8 items in the Recovery-Promotion Strategies Index and 1 item (I5) in the Core Relationship Index of the original RPRS. The reliability of F1 and F2 was 0.961 and 0.941, respectively. The entire scale and subscales all had a significant and moderate correlation with recovery and service use. Conclusions and implications for practice: This study provides initial psychometric support for a Chinese language version of the RPRS. Additionally, the use of core interpersonal skills was correlated with recovery-promoting strategies. The findings support the use of the RPRS as a guide to promote recovery-oriented services in Taiwan. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)