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Table 1 Comparative summary of factor analytic findings using the Brief-COPE in Ibero-American population (n = 1847)

From: Psychometric properties of the Brief-COPE for the evaluation of coping strategies in the Chilean population

Source Sample Analysis Factors Observations
Alveal and Barraza (2015) 333 Chilean adults, all types of events EFA 8 factors, 24 items Scales of acceptance and positive reframingare excluded. The following scales converge in one single factor: (a) denial and self-blaming, (b) self-distraction and behavioral disengagement, (c) active coping and planning, (d) instrumental support and emotional support.
Ornelas et al. (2013) 203 Mexican women, breast cancer EFA 7 factors, 17 items Scales of active coping, positive reframing, denial, behavioral disengagement, acceptance, and one item of emotional support are excluded. The followingscales converge on one single factor: (a) instrumental support by venting, (b) religion and an item of emotional support.
Reich et al. (2016) 203 Uruguayan women, all types of events EFA 4 factors, 24 items Scales of self-blaming and instrumental support are excluded. The following scales converge on a single factor: (a) a self-distraction, humor, an item of positive reframing, and an itemof venting, (b) denial, behavioral disengagement, acceptance, and an item of venting, (c) substance use and religion, (d) activecoping, planning, emotional support, and an item of positive reframing.