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Table 3 Mental Health Recovery Star (MHRS) profiles on admission (N = 131)

From: Implementation of a recovery-oriented model in a sub-acute Intermediate Stay Mental Health Unit (ISMHU)

MHRS subscale/items Mean (SD) Median Stage-of-change (%)a
Pre-action Action Self-reliant
Symptom management & functioning: 5.69 (1.48) 5.75 55.7 42.7 1.5
 (2) Physical health and self-care 6.11 (2.05) 6.00 42.7 45.0 12.2
 (1) Managing mental health 5.43 (1.86) 5.00 58.8 35.9 5.3
 (5) Work 4.66 (1.86) 5.00 71.0 26.7 2.3
 (3) Living skills 6.56 (2.32) 7.00 37.4 35.1 27.5
Self-belief: 6.49 (1.49) 6.50 34.4 59.5 6.1
 (7) Addictive behaviourb 6.72 (2.49) 7.00 33.6 39.7 26.7
 (9) Identity and self-esteem 5.72 (2.13) 5.00 50.4 37.4 12.2
 (10) Trust and hope 5.95 (2.08) 6.00 44.3 45.0 10.7
 (8) Responsibilitiesb 7.58 (1.96) 8.00 18.3 45.0 36.6
Social connection: 5.18 (1.93) 5.00 63.4 32.8 3.8
 (6) Relationships 5.34 (2.34) 5.00 57.3 32.1 10.7
 (4) Social networks 5.02 (2.34) 5.00 61.8 26.7 11.5
Overall score (10 items) 5.98 (1.31) 6.00 49.6 48.9 1.5
  1. Note: Item numbers from the MHRS are shown in brackets; see Additional file 2 for subscale development
  2. aItem or subscale score classification: Pre-action <6; Action ≥6 & <9; Self-reliant 9–10; Number of pre-action items: Mean = 4.76 (SD = 2.60)
  3. bA score of 10 is given for Addictive behaviour and/or Responsibilities if no difficulties are reported
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