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Table 2 Comparison of outcome domains from this study and items on various outcome measures

From: Outcomes identified and prioritised by consumers of Partners in Recovery: a consumer-led study

Outcome domain CANSAS Items MHRS Items RAS-DS Items
Feeling supported n/a Trust (and hope) I have people that I can count on
Even when I don’t believe in myself, other people do
I know that there are mental health services that help me
Feeling more hopeful and positive about the future n/a Identity and self-esteem
(Trust and) hope
I have the desire to succeed
I have goals in life that I want to reach
I believe that I can reach my current personal goals
Something good will eventually happen
I am hopeful about my own future
Improved mental clarity, focus and order in life Looking after the home Managing mental health
Living skills
I am the person most responsible for my own improvement
I know what helps me get better
There are things that I can do that help me deal with unwanted symptoms
My symptoms interfere less and less with my life
Getting out of the house and engaging in positive activity Daytime activities
Employment and volunteering
Work It is important to have fun
I do things that are meaningful to me
I continue to have new interests
I do things that are valuable and helpful to others
I do things that give me a feeling of great pleasure
Having a better social life Company
Intimate relationships
Social networks
It is important to have a variety of friends
I have friends who have also experienced mental illness
I have friends without mental illness
I have friends that can depend on me
I feel OK about my family situation
Improved physical health Physical health Physical health and self-care It is important to have healthy habits
  1. Notes: CANSAS Camberwell Assessment of Need – Short Appraisal Scale [10], MHRS Mental Health Recovery Star [28], RAS-DS Recovery Assessment Scale (Domains and Stages) [29]