Family Crisis Oriented Personal Evaluation Scales (F-COPES)

When we face problems/difficulties in our family we respond by:
1.    Sharing our difficulties with relatives
2.    Seeking encouragement and support from friends
3.    Knowing we have the power to solve major problems
4.    Seeking information and advice from persons in other families who faced the same or similar symptoms
5.    Seeking advice from relatives
6.    Seeking assistance from community agencies and programs designed to help families in our situation
7.    Knowing that we have the strength within our own family to solve our problems
8.    Receiving gifts and favors from neighbors (e.g. food‚ taking in the mail‚ etc.)
9.    Seeking information and advice from the family doctor
10.Asking neighbors for favors and assistance
11.Facing the problems “head-on” and trying to get the situations right away
12.Watching television*
13.Showing that we are strong
14.Attending church services
15.Accepting stressful events as a fact of life
16.Sharing concerns with close friends
17.Knowing that luck plays a big part in how well we are able to solve family problems *
18.Exercising with friends to stay fit and reduce tension
19.Accepting that difficulties occur unexpectedly
20.Doing things with relatives (get-togethers‚ dinners‚ etc.)
21.Seeking professional counseling and help for family difficulties
22.Believing we can handle our own problems
23.Participating in church activities
24.Defining the family problem in a more positive way so that we do not become too discouraged
25.Asking relatives how they feel about problems we face
26.Feeling that no matter what we do to prepare‚ we will have difficulty handling problems*
27.Seeking advice from a minister
28.Believing if we wait long enough‚ the problem will go away*
29.Sharing problems with neighbors
30.ha‎ving faith in God
* revers score
1=Strongly Disagree‚ 2= Disagree‚ 3= Neutral‚ 4= Agree‚ 5= Strongly Agree
acquiring social support (1‚ 2‚ 5‚ 8‚ 10‚ 16‚ 20‚ 25‚ and 29)‚ reframing (3‚ 7‚ 11‚ 13‚ 15‚ 19‚ 22‚ and 24)‚ seeking spiritual support (1?‚ 14‚ 23‚ 27‚ and 30)‚ mobilizing the family to accept help (4‚ 6‚ 9‚ and 21)‚ and passive appraisal‚ which is the ability to accept problematic issues (12‚ 17‚ 26‚ and 28)
This instrument can be found at: & Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007 ). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 278- 280.

McCubbin‚ H. I.‚ & Thompson‚ A. I. (eds). (1991). Family Assessment Inventories for Reasearch and Practice. Madison‚ WI University of Wisconsin.

McCubbin‚ H. I.‚ Larson‚ A.‚  & Olson‚ D. (1991). Family Crisis Oriented Personal Evaluation Scales (F-COPES). In: Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007 ). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 278-280.

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