Brief Resilient Coping Scale (BRCS): COVID-19

Brief Resilient Coping Scale: COVID-19 is a 5-item measure of coping mechanisms employed by individuals in difficult situations in their life, such as look for creative ways to address issues, and believing they can control their reaction to the situation.


Short Measure Warning Flag

ITEMS:

1. I look for creative ways to alter difficult situations.
2. Regardless of what happens to me, I believe I can control my reaction to it.
3. I believe I can grow in positive ways by dealing with difficult situations.
4. I actively look for ways to replace the losses I encounter in life.
5. I am coping well with the difficulty and stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Response Options:
Does not describe me at all - 1
Does not describe me - 2
Neutral -3
Describes me - 4
Describes me well - 5

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Uganda

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

Participant responses are added together to calculate their overall score. Cutpoints are based off of three categories: low resilience, moderate resilience and high resilience.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Miller, A. P., Mugamba, S., Bulamba, R. M., Kyasanku, E., Nkale, J., Nalugoda, F., Nakigozi, G., Kigozi, G., Nalwoga, G. K., Kagaayi, J., Watya, S., & Wagman, J. A. (2022). Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on women’s alcohol use, mental health, and experiences of intimate partner violence in Wakiso, Uganda. PLoS One, 17(2), e0263827. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0263827

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

LOW
Total Score: 2.00/8 Points (LOW) 

Citation Frequency

LOW

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

Measure came from a peer-reviewed journal with a low impact score and/or inadequate information on psychometrics, but is an under-represented gender equality and empowerment construct

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