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DURAND-ARIAS, Sol; ROLDAN-HINOJOSA, Daniel; OROZCO, Ricardo  and  MORA-RIOS, Jazmín. Psychometric properties of the SV-RES Resilience Scale in Mexican women with breast cancer. Salud Ment [online]. 2020, vol.43, n.2, pp.91-99.  Epub June 20, 2020. ISSN 0185-3325.


Resilience is an adaptation resource for coping with adversity or high risk, in this case, breast cancer diagnosis. The SV-RES Resilience Scale, created in Chile, is a valid, reliable measure for evaluating healthy behaviors in adversity and could be useful for evaluating resources available to women with breast cancer diagnosis in Mexico.


To obtain the psychometric properties of the SV-RES Resilience Scale in Mexican women with breast cancer.


114 women with breast cancer attending a cancer care center were included. They answered the self-administered SV-RES Resilience Scale comprising three resources: “I am,” “I have,” and “I can.” The dimensions of the scale were identified through an exploratory factor analysis.


The scale presented overall internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha of .974), with seven dimensions (identity, satisfaction, links, networks, internal strength, self-efficacy, and affectivity/reciprocity) that accounted for 72.75% of the variance.

Discussion and conclusion

The SV-RES scale is a valid, reliable measure for assessing resilience in Mexican women with breast cancer. Since it is a short, self-administered, and reliable instrument, it is useful for clinical practice and research in similar populations to identify the resources people have for coping with their medical conditions.

Keywords : Psychometric validation; resilience; breast cancer; SV-RES Scale; women with breast cancer.

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