Influence of change expectancy and recovery processes on depression severity

Low, Benjamin Chu Yuan, Lim, Kokkwang, Wong, Meiyin, Ooi, Sayleong, and Yap, Chee Khong (2019) Influence of change expectancy and recovery processes on depression severity. The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 25 (1). pp. 36-44.

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Consumer recovery processes refer to social Connectedness, Hope, Identity, Meaning in life, and Empowerment ("CHIME"). This study examined if expectations of change in depression could mediate the relationship between CHIME recovery processes and depression severity. Participants were patients who consulted clinical psychologists at primary care clinics. Measures of depression change expectancy, CHIME recovery processes, and depression symptoms were administered. Change expectancy partially mediated the relationship between Hope and depression severity. The same was found for Identity, but Identity also mediated the relationship between change expectancy and depression. Thus, Hope may reduce depression by improving change expectancies, whereas Identity and change expectancy may have reciprocal influences that alter depression. Findings suggest that the CHIME recovery processes may facilitate recovery from depression.

Item ID: 60104
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1838-6059
Keywords: Change expectancy, CHIME, depression, primary care, recovery
Copyright Information: Copyright the authors, subject to the Cambridge Core terms of use.
Funders: National Healthcare Group Polyclinics, Singapore
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2019 07:35
FoR Codes: 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5203 Clinical and health psychology > 520304 Health psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services @ 100%
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