Measuring stages of recovery from psychosis

  1. Lemos-Giráldez, S. 12
  2. García-Alvarez, L. 12
  3. Paino, M. 12
  4. Fonseca-Pedrero, E. 16
  5. Vallina-Fernández, O. 4
  6. Vallejo-Seco, G. 2
  7. Fernández-Iglesias, P. 4
  8. Ordóñez-Camblor, N. 2
  9. Solares-Vázquez, J. 5
  10. Mas-Expósito, L. 3
  11. Barajas, A. 3
  12. Andresen, R. 7
  1. 1 Centro de Investigacion Biomedica en Red de Salud Mental

    Centro de Investigacion Biomedica en Red de Salud Mental

    Madrid, España


  2. 2 Universidad de Oviedo

    Universidad de Oviedo

    Oviedo, España


  3. 3 Department of Research, Centre d'Higiene Mental les Corts, Barcelona, Spain
  4. 4 Hospital Sierrallana

    Hospital Sierrallana

    Torrelavega, España


  5. 5 Mental Health Services, Asturias, Spain
  6. 6 Universidad de La Rioja

    Universidad de La Rioja

    Logroño, España


  7. 7 University of Wollongong

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong, Australia


Comprehensive Psychiatry

ISSN: 0010-440X

Year of publication: 2015

Volume: 56

Pages: 51-58

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1016/J.COMPPSYCH.2014.09.021 SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84920736317 WoS: WOS:000353867100007 GOOGLE SCHOLAR

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  • Scopus Cited by: 14 (07-05-2023)
  • Web of Science Cited by: 13 (13-05-2023)
  • Dimensions Cited by: 15 (30-03-2023)

JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2015
  • Journal Impact Factor: 2.043
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 1.934
  • Article influence score: 0.725
  • Best Quartile: Q2
  • Area: PSYCHIATRY Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 54/139 (Ranking edition: SSCI)
  • Area: PSYCHIATRY Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 77/142 (Ranking edition: SCIE)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2015
  • SJR Journal Impact: 1.138
  • Best Quartile: Q1
  • Area: Psychiatry and Mental Health Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 117/574
  • Area: Clinical Psychology Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 49/282


  • Social Sciences: A+

Scopus CiteScore

  • Year 2015
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 4.1
  • Area: Clinical Psychology Percentile: 79
  • Area: Psychiatry and Mental Health Percentile: 75


(Data updated as of 30-03-2023)
  • Total citations: 15
  • Recent citations: 6
  • Relative Citation Ratio (RCR): 0.78
  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 3.1


Background Mental health consumers invite us to abandon the pathology model, which is tied to pessimism, and instead to embrace a model of personal recovery that goes beyond being free from symptoms, and involves self-management of the illness. The Stages of Recovery Instrument (STORI) is a measure developed from the perspective of consumers according to a conceptual five-stage model of recovery. Aims The main aim of this work was to study the psychometric properties of the STORI, but we also set out to compare the stages of recovery in our sample with the five-stage model in the sample with which the scale was developed. Methods Our sample consisted of 95 people diagnosed with schizophrenia-spectrum psychoses, with a mean age of 34.74 (SD = 9.25). Results The STORI scores showed adequate psychometric properties in this sample. Cluster analysis indicated that the three-cluster model fitted the data better than the five-cluster model. Internal consistency of the STORI scores ranged between.83 and.87. STORI stages were associated with Recovery Styles Questionnaire scores. Discussion The results provide empirical validation of the STORI in other countries. Empirical evidence revealed that the stages of recovery found in our own and other clinical samples differ from those found in the samples with which the scale was developed.