Psychometric development of a new body image scale for breast cancer survivors

Erika Biederman, Andrea Cohee, Patrick Monahan, Timothy Stump, Victoria Champion

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The purpose of this study was to psychometrically test a body image scale for breast cancer survivors (BCS). Data (n = 1127 BCSs) were obtained via telephone and mailed questionnaires. Psychometric testing was conducted using Cronbach’s alpha, item-total correlations, factor analysis, linear regression, and Pearson’s correlations. Data demonstrated a unidimensional seven-item scale with Cronbach’s alpha = 0.88 and item-total correlations ranging from 0.367 to 0.829. Construct validity was demonstrated with 48% of the variance in well-being explained by constructs in the conceptual model [F(14,784) = 48.35, p <.001]. The body image scale demonstrated high internal consistency reliability, unidimensionality, and construct validity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-411
Number of pages15
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)

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