Development of Long and Short Forms of the Multilevel Resilience Resource Measure for African American/Black Adults Living with HIV

Akilah J. Dulin, Joseph L. Fava, Valerie A. Earnshaw, Sannisha K. Dale, Michael P. Carey, Marta Wilson-Barthes, Michael J. Mugavero, Sarah Dougherty-Sheff, Bernadette Johnson, Sonia Napravnik, Deana Agil, Chanelle J. Howe

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Abstract

Understanding resilience in relation to HIV-related outcomes may help address racial/ethnic disparities, however, significant gaps in its measurement preclude in-depth study. Thus, this research aims to develop and evaluate the psychometric properties of long and short forms of the Multilevel Resilience Resource Measure for African American/Black Adults Living with HIV. To develop the items, we conducted a mixed methods study (N = 48) and reviewed published resilience measures. We completed content validity index analyses to ensure the items reflected the resilience construct. Next, we conducted 20 cognitive interviews and a field survey (N = 400). The long and short forms demonstrated acceptable to excellent psychometric properties based on factorial validity, internal consistency and convergent validity and on measurement invariance (conducted for the short form only). These measures provide a comprehensive framework to examine resilience and HIV-related outcomes and can inform resilience-building interventions to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAIDS and Behavior
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Health equity and HIV
  • Multilevel
  • Reliability
  • Resilience
  • Validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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