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Inter rater reliability of recovery capital: Assessment of a clinician rated measure

May, Ben (2012) Inter rater reliability of recovery capital: Assessment of a clinician rated measure. Honours thesis, Murdoch University.

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This study investigated the inter rater reliability for the Clinician Recovery Capital Measure as a tool to assess recovery capital for clients with alcohol and other drug problems. The sample consisted of 15 women (M = 40.07 years, SD = 10.79 years) and 6 men (M = 47.83 years, SD = 13.57 years), who had at least a three year degree or equivalent in a relevant field plus professional/practical experience with mental health clients. Assessment of inter rater reliability required participants to code standardised case notes using the Clinician Recovery Capital Measure. Data were analysed for total recovery capital as well as the subcategories of social, human, cultural and physical capital. Use of the Intra Class Correlation Coefficient (ICC) demonstrated excellent levels of inter rater reliability for total recovery capital ICC = 0.909, social capital ICC = 0.884, human capital ICC = 0.775, cultural capital ICC = 0.857, and physical capital ICC = 0.975. These ICC results demonstrate that the Clinician Recovery Capital Measure can be reliably coded by a range of mental health practioners in an Australian clinical context. This study is an important step in the development of the clinician recovery capital measure and the process of operationalising recovery.

Keywords: AOD, Australian, clinician, inter rater reliability, intra class correlation, recovery capital, substance misuse, CRCM

Item Type: Thesis (Honours)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Psychology
Supervisor(s): Correia, Helen
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