Comparison of urdu versions of the resilience scale and the resilience scale for adults

Saima S. Hirani, Gerri Lasiuk, K. Jessica Van Vliet, Sander Veldhuyzen Van Zanten, Rozina Karmaliani, Colleen M. Norris

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Background and Purpose: Several methodological challenges are associated with measuring resilience in women. This study compares the 14-item Resilience Scale (RS-14) and the Resilience Scale for Adults (RSA) in a community sample of women. Methods: Data were collected from 120 women residing in low socioeconomic areas of Karachi, Pakistan. Construct validity, internal consistency, and responsiveness were calculated. Results: Both scales demonstrated satisfactory psychometric characteristics. The total RS-14 score was significantly associated with all subscales of the RSA. However, two items of the RS-14 did not show any association with any of the subscales of the RSA. Medium effect size was noted on the "structured style"subscale of the RSA.Conclusion: Differences between the scales concluded that the Urdu version the of RSA yielded improved results in this sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-120
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Nursing Measurement
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Comparison
  • Psychometric properties
  • Resilience scale
  • Women


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