The JCS assesses situation-specific coping behavior by measuring the degree of use and the perceived effectiveness of 60 cognitive and behavioral coping strategies in a stressful situation designated by the researcher or clinician. JCS has two parts: use (Part A) and effectiveness (Part B), each measured on a 4-point (0 to 3) rating scale. The degree of use of each coping strategy is rated as: never used, seldom used, sometimes used, or often used. The perceived effectiveness of each coping strategy (that has been used) is rated as: not helpful (in coping with the designated stressor), slightly helpful, fairly helpful, or very helpful.To score the JCS, ratings for the coping strategies are summed separately for use and for effectiveness, thereby yielding eight use scores and eight effectiveness scores. Overall scores for use and for effectiveness can also be obtained by adding the scores for the eight subscales.
Year: 1984 Authors: Jalowiec et al Disease: COPD Outcome: Coping with the disease, including depression and anxiety
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Measure: Coping with the disease (general tools)
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 1
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Scale: Higher scores are better Reference: Jalowiec, A., Murphy, S. P., & Powers, M. J. (1984). Psychometric assessment of the Jalowiec Coping Scale. Nursing research, 33(3), 157–161.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Notes Used in adults and subgroups of adolescents, elderly Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: Yes