Psychometric evaluation of the shortened resilience scale among Alzheimer's caregivers
The purpose of this study was to evaluate psychometric properties of the shortened Resilience Scale (15-item version RS15) among a sample of Alzheimer's caregivers. Self-reported data were collected from 229 participants at 2 Alzheimer's caregiver conferences. RS15 principal axis factoring indicated a single-dimensional solution with all items loaded. Reliability was strong. Convergent validity for the RS15 was suggested through its correlations with stress, family support, and friend support. Odds ratios showed significant likelihoods of high resilience given low stress and high social support. The results confirmed the RS15 to be a psychometrically sound measure that can be used to appraise the efficacy of adaptability among Alzheimer's caregivers.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
Wilks, S. E. (2008). Psychometric evaluation of the shortened resilience scale among Alzheimer's caregivers. American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, 23 (2), 143-9. https://doi.org/10.1177/1533317507313012