The resilience scale in Portuguese adults under assisted reproductive techniques

Joana Romeiro*, Paulo Nogueira, Jenny Hall, Sílvia Caldeira

*Autor correspondente para este trabalho

Resultado de pesquisarevisão de pares


Assessing resilience response to an adverse event such as infertility requires measuring the same construct adequately and accurately by nurses. The objective of this study was to explore the validity and reliability of the Portuguese version of the Resilience Scale for adults. A cross-sectional and methodological design was used, and factor analyses were performed. The sample comprised 140 adult Portuguese individuals under fertility treatment recruited from health-related websites. The findings yielded a bad fit of the hypothesized Resilience Scale structure with the observed data. Instead, a 21-item tool with a four-factor structure revealed high internal consistency (0.94). The tool correlated positively and significantly to the Portuguese version of the Spiritual Well-Being Questionnaire and was negatively associated and lacked correlation with the Fertility Adjustment Scale. The 21-item Resilience Scale is a reliable tool suitable to measure resilience in Portuguese adults under assisted reproductive techniques. This tool offers the opportunity of early recognition by health professionals aiming to enhance patients’ coping skills effectively and promote positive psychological and mental health outcomes.
Idioma originalEnglish
Número do artigo5932
Número de páginas16
RevistaInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Número de emissão10
Estado da publicaçãoPublished - 1 mai 2022

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