The construct validity of empowerment among consumers of mental health services.
Subscales of the Empowerment Scale (Rogers, E.S., Chamberlin, J., Ellison, M.L., Crean, T., 1997.
A consumer-constructed scale to measure empowerment among users of mental health services.
Serv. 48,1042-1047) were examined to see whether they fit a model of consumer empowerment that distinguishes self-and community orientations.
In addition, the relationship of these two superordinate factors to several psychosocial factors was examined.
Thirty-five participants in a partial hospitalization program were administered the Empowerment Scale and measures of quality of life, social support, self-esteem, psychiatric symptoms, needs and resources, global functioning, and verbal intelligence.
Analysis of the subscales of the Empowerment Scale yielded two factors consistent with self-and community orientations to empowerment.
Correlational analyses revealed that the two superordinate factors were associated with different sets of psychosocial variables.
A self-orientation to empowerment was significantly associated with quality of life, social support, self-esteem, and psychiatric symptoms.
Community orientation was correlated with self-esteem, resources, verbal intelligence, and ethnicity.
The implications of these findings for a model of consumer empowerment are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Consommateur, Utilisateur, Service santé, Soin, Validité construct, Concept, Traitement, Organisation santé, Santé mentale, Homme, Contrôle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Consumer, User, Health service, Care, Construct validity, Concept, Treatment, Public health organization, Mental health, Human
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Cote : 99-0377292
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 22/03/2000.