A breast cancer fear scale

Psychometric development

Victoria Champion, Celette Sugg Skinner, Usha Menon, Susan Rawl, R. Brian Giesler, Patrick Monahan, Joanne Daggy

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Abstract

Fear of breast cancer has been inversely associated with participation in screening. However, investigators have generally used only one item or global scales to measure fear. This report describes development of a fear scale specific to breast cancer. Data from a large study involving mammography adherence were used to test the breast cancer fear scale for validity and reliability. Construct validity was verified through factor analysis and regression analysis predicting mammography. All items loaded on a single factor and theoretical relationships were verified by linear and logistic regression. The Cronbach alpha for the scale was .91.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)753-762
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2004

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Logistic Models
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Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Fear
  • Mammography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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A breast cancer fear scale : Psychometric development. / Champion, Victoria; Skinner, Celette Sugg; Menon, Usha; Rawl, Susan; Giesler, R. Brian; Monahan, Patrick; Daggy, Joanne.

In: Journal of Health Psychology, Vol. 9, No. 6, 11.2004, p. 753-762.

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Champion, Victoria ; Skinner, Celette Sugg ; Menon, Usha ; Rawl, Susan ; Giesler, R. Brian ; Monahan, Patrick ; Daggy, Joanne. / A breast cancer fear scale : Psychometric development. In: Journal of Health Psychology. 2004 ; Vol. 9, No. 6. pp. 753-762.
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