Protocol - Resilience

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The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC 25) is a 25-item self-report instrument that measures personal competence, effects of stress, acceptance of change and strong relationships, control, and spirituality. Each item is scored on a 5-point Likert scale (0 = “not true” to 4 = “true nearly all the time”). The scores from individual items are summed to give a score from 0 to 100, with higher scores reflecting greater resilience.

Specific Instructions

The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC 25) is a proprietary instrument that is available from CD-RISC Home Website (http://www.connordavidson-resiliencescale.com/index.php).


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Description of Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC 25)

The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale is a 25-item, self-report scale designed to measure the resilience and “ability to bounce back” of individuals across many populations. Scoring is based on the summing of the total of all items, each of which is scored 0-4. The full range is 0-100, with a higher score reflecting greater resilience. When evaluating the score, the status of the subject (student/adult/child) and the geographic region should be considered.

The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale requires a licensing agreement which can be accessed from CD-RISC Home Website: CD-RISC: Home (http://www.connordavidson-resiliencescale.com/index.php). The website also includes mean scores for specific populations.

The CD-RISC 25 is a proprietary protocol, that can be obtained by contacting mail@cd-risc.com.

Personnel and Training Required


Equipment Needs


Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire


Adolescent, Adult


Adolescents and adult, ages 10 and older

Selection Rationale

The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC 25) is a validated, reliable, adult, and adolescent questionnaire that has been used to measure resilience in sickle cell disease patient populations.


English, Other languages available at source

Derived Variables


Process and Review

Not applicable

Protocol Name from Source

Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC 25)


Connor, K. M., & Davidson, J. R. T. (2003). Development of a new resilience scale: The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC). Depression and Anxiety, 18(2), 71-82.

General References

Campbell-Sills, L., & Stein, M. B. (2007). Psychometric analysis and refinement of the Connor-Davidson resilience scale (CD-RISC): Validation of a 10-item measure of resilience. Journal of Traumatic Stress: Official Publication of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, 20(6), 1019-1028.

Campodonico, C., Berry, K., Haddock, G., & Varese, F. (2021). Protective factors associated with post-traumatic outcomes in individuals with experiences of psychosis. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 735870.

Janzarik, G., Wollschläger, D., Wessa, M., & Lieb, K. (2022). A group intervention to promote resilience in nursing professionals: A randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(2), 649.

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Export Variables
Variable Name Variable IDVariable DescriptiondbGaP Mapping
PX870601010000 Protocol 870601 - proprietary. Check DCW for more
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Psychosocial and Social Determinants of Health
Measure Name


Release Date

May 26, 2023


Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity. This is especially important when suffering from a chronic disease such as sickle cell disease.


Placing emphasis on a strength-based factor such as resilience can lead to improved outcomes in patient populations with a chronic disease burden, such as sickle cell disease.


resilience, stress, coping, optimism, Spirituality, positive outcomes, Psychosocial, sickle cell disease, SCD, sociocultural, emotion, behavior

Measure Protocols
Protocol ID Protocol Name
870601 Resilience

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