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08-11-2017 | Uitgave 2/2018

Quality of Life Research 2/2018

New resilience instrument for patients with cancer

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Quality of Life Research > Uitgave 2/2018
Auteurs:
Zeng Jie Ye, Mu Zi Liang, Peng Fei Li, Zhe Sun, Peng Chen, Guang Yun Hu, Yuan Liang Yu, Shu Ni Wang, Hong Zhong Qiu
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The online version of this article (https://​doi.​org/​10.​1007/​s11136-017-1736-9) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.
Zeng Jie Ye, and Mu Zi Liang have contributed equally to this work and should be considered co-first authors.

Abstract

Objective

Resilience is an important concept in the cancer literature and is a salient indicator of cancer survivorship. The aim of this study is to develop and validate a new resilience instrument that is specific to patients with cancer diagnosis (RS-SC) in Mainland China.

Methods

First, a resilience framework was constructed for patients with cancer diagnosis. Second, items were formulated based on the framework to reflect different aspects of resilience. Third, two rounds of expert panel discussion were performed to select important and relevant items. Finally, two cross-sectional studies were conducted to evaluate the psychometric properties of this instrument.

Results

Fifty-one items were generated based on the resilience framework and the final 25-item RS-SC resulted in a five-factor solution including Generic Elements, Benefit Finding, Support and Coping, Hope for the Future and Meaning for Existence, accounting for 64.72% of the variance. The Cronbach’s α of the RS-SC was 0.825 and the test–retest reliability was 0.874.

Conclusion

The RS-SC is a brief and specific self-report resilience instrument for Chinese patients with cancer and shows sound psychometric properties in this study. The RS-SC has potential applications in both clinical practice and research with strength-based resiliency interventions.

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