Resilience Research

Resilience, Self-reported Depression and Health


Resilience, self-reported depression, and healthy behaviors were measured in a sample of 8,903 adults 18 years and older with an average of 38 years. The mean RS-14 score was 78.1 and the Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was .94. Eleven percent of the respondents reported experiencing symptoms of depression frequently or all...

Intrinsic religiosity, resilience, quality of life, and suicide risk in depressed inpatients


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between intrinsic religiosity and resilience in depressed inpatients. A prospective sample of 143 depressed patients admitted to a hospital in South Brazil was assessed within 72 hours of admission and 48 hours following discharge. Assessments included religiosity, social support,...

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Resilience


In this prospective longitudinal study, 67 patients with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and 34 orthopedic controls completed the Resilience Scale, Beck Depression Inventory-Second Edition, and Pain subscale from Ruff Neurobehavioral Inventory one month after injury and Barrow Neurological Institute Fatigue Scale one and six months after injury. Insomnia, pain,...

Resilience, Depressed Mood, and Menopausal Symptoms in Postmenopausal Women


Post-menopausal women (n=169) aged 48-68 years completed the Resilience Scale, the center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CESD-10), the Menopause Rating Scale (MRS), and a questionnaire containing personal and partner sociodemographic data. The median age of respondents was 54. Among the women, 55.6% had increased body mass index, 13.0% used...

Resilience in Chronic Heart Failure


This study investigated the correlates of resilience in 186 chronic heart failure (CHF) patients suffering from symptom burden and/or clinical relevant depression. CHF patients also were compared to a representative sample of the German general population (372 persons). There was a significant and positive association of resilience with age and...

The Impact of Knowledge about Diabetes, Resilience and Depression on Glycemic Control: A Cross-sectional Study among Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between glycemic control and the factors of knowledge about diabetes, resilience, depression and anxiety among Brazilian adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes. This cross-sectional study included 85 adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes, aged between 11-22...

Measuring Resilience with the RS-14: A Tale of Two Samples


The purpose of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the RS-14 and to provide reliability and validity support for using the RS-14 to measure overall resilience. The study was conducted with two large samples: Individuals seeking mental health clinical services following the 2010 Gulf oil spill (N=1,032) University...

The Association of Resilience and Age in Individuals with Colorectal Cancer: An Exploratory Cross-Sectional Study


Research studies often report that older patients with cancer experience less emotional distress than younger patients with cancer. Resilience scores appear to increase as people age, but this had not been assessed in relation to emotional distress in older patients with cancer. The purpose of this study was to assess...

Cross-Ethnic Validity of The RS-14 Among Adolescents


Suzanne Pritzker and Anthony Minter from the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston assessed the psychometric properties of the RS-14 in a sample of 2,983 early and middle adolescents. Of this total, 39% were Hispanic, 40% White, 7.5% African-American, 4.8% Asian, and 8.9% reported other...

Factors Related to Academic Success among Nursing Students: A Descriptive Correlational Research Study


The purpose of this correlational study was to describe the relationships among emotional intelligence, psychological empowerment, resilience, spiritual well-being, and academic success in undergraduate and graduate nursing students in a private Catholic university. A total of 124 undergraduate and graduate nursing students completed the survey. The survey comprised the 14-item...