Stages of Recovery Instrument (STORI)

The Stages of Recovery Instrument  (STORI) was developed by the University of Wollongong, Australia, as a method to measure recovery from serious mental illness.

In order to realize the vision of recovery-orientated mental health services, there is a need for a model and a method of measuring recovery as the concept is described by mental health consumers. A preliminary five-stage model based on consumer accounts was developed in an earlier study by the authors. This next stage of the research program describes the development and initial testing of a stage measure which, when validated, can be used in testing that model.

Andresen, R., Caputi, P. & Oades, L. G. (2006). Stages of recovery instrument: development of a measure of recovery from serious mental illness.. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 40 972-980.

The 5 stages of recovery targeted in this assessment are:

  • Moratorium
  • Awareness
  • Preparation
  • Rebuilding
  • Growth

Download the STORI for free from here (fill in the demographic details for research purposes):

Download the Scoring the Stages of Recovery Instrument (STORI) document here:

check it out, use it, pull it apart, review it, comment about it 🙂


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