Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 45, Issue 3, pp 163–170 | Cite as

The Recovery Promotion Fidelity Scale: Assessing The Organizational Promotion of Recovery

  • Nikki Panasci Armstrong
  • John J. Steffen


The Recovery Promotion Fidelity Scale (RPFS) was developed to evaluate the extent to which public mental health agencies in Hawai’i incorporate recovery principles into their services and operations. The project progressed through two phases using concept mapping and expert review methods to generate scale items and identify dimensions of recovery that were used as scale domains. The resultant measure consists of 12 items organized around five recovery domains. This paper describes the development of the RPFS, illustrating how public mental health stakeholders, particularly persons in recovery, can be involved in efforts toward making a system of care more recovery oriented.


Recovery Fidelity scale Concept mapping Public mental health services 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Hawai’i at MānoaHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.State of Hawai’i Department of Health, Adult Mental Health DivisionMental Health Services Research, Evaluation, and Training ProgramHonoluluUSA

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