Stages of Recovery Instrument (STORI)

Stages of Recovery Instrument (STORI)
Andresen‚ R.‚ Caputi‚ P. & Oades‚ L. G.‚ 2006
The questions are in groups of five.
Read all five questions in a group‚ and then answer those five questions.
Circle the number from 0 to 5 to show how much each statement is true of you now.
Then move on to the next group.
When you choose your answer‚ think about how you feel now‚ not how you have felt some time in the past.
For example: Q.38 says “I am beginning to learn about mental illness and how I can help myself.”
Q.39 says “I now feel fairly confident about managing the illness.
1. I don’t think people with a mental illness can get better
2. I’ve only recently found out that people with a mental illness can get better
3. I am starting to learn how I can help myself get better
4. I am working hard at staying well‚ and it will be worth it in the long run
5. I have a sense of “inner peace” about life with the illness now
Group 2
6. I feel my life has been ruined by this illness
7. I’m just starting to realize my life doesn’t have to be awful forever
8. I have recently started to learn from people who are living well in spite of serious illness
9. I’m starting to feel fairly confident about getting my life back on track
10. My life is really good now‚ and the future looks bright
Group 3
11. I feel like I’m nothing but a sick person now
12. Because others believe in me‚ I’ve just started to think maybe I can get better
13. I am just beginning to realize that illness doesn’t change who I am as a person
14. I am now beginning to accept the illness as part of the whole person that is me
15. I am happy with who I am as a person
Group 4
16. I feel as though I don’t know who I am any more
17. I have recently begun to recognize a part of me that is not affected by the illness
18. I am just starting to realize that I can still be a valuable person
19. I am learning new things about myself as I work towards recovery
20. I think that working to overcome the illness has made me a better person
Group 5
21. I’ll never be the person I thought I would be
22. I’ve just begun to accept the illness as part of my life I’ll have to learn to live with
23. I am starting to figure out what I am good at and what my weaknesses are
24. I’m starting to feel that I am making a valuablecontribution to life
25. I am accomplishing worthwhile and satisfying things in my life
Group 6
26. I am angry that this had to happen to me
27. I’m just starting to wonder if some good couldcome out of this
28. I am starting to think about what my special qualities are
29. In ha‎ving to deal with illness‚ I am learning a lot about life
30. In overcoming the illness I have gained new values in life
Group 7
31. My life seems completely pointless now
32. I am just starting to think maybe I can do something with my life
33. I am trying to think of ways I might be able to contribute in life
34. These days I am working on some things in life that are personally important to me
35. I am working on important projects that give me a sense of purpose in life
Group 8
36. I can’t do anything about my situation
37. I’m starting to think I could do something to helpmyself
38. I am starting to feel more confident about learning to live with the illness
39. Sometimes there are setbacks‚ but I come back and keep trying
40. I look forward to facing new challenges in life
Group 9
41. Others know better than I do what’s good for me
42. I want to start learning how to look after myself properly
43. I am beginning to learn about mental illness and how I can help myself
44. I now feel reasonably confident about managing the illness
45. I can manage the illness well now
Group 10
46. I don’t seem to have any control over my life now
47. I want to start learning how to cope with the illness
48. I am just starting to work towards getting my life back on track
49. I am beginning to feel responsible for my own life
50. I am in control of my own life
Moratorium‚ Awareness‚ Preparation‚ Rebuilding‚ Growth
0=Not at all true now‚ 1‚ 2‚ 3‚ 4‚ and 5= Completely true now

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