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Title: Initial psychometric evidence of a brief measure of cancer worry [Evidencias psicométricas iniciales de una medida breve sobre preocu-pación por el cáncer]
Authors: Caycho Rodríguez, Tomás
Ventura León, José
Noe Grijalva, Martín
Barboza Palomino, Miguel
Arias Gallegos, Walter Lizandro
Reyes Bossio, Mario
Rojas Jara, Claudio
Keywords: adult;Article;Cancer Worry Scale;city;controlled study;demography;evidence based medicine;family history;female;human;male;malignant neoplasm;middle aged;outpatient;patient worry;Peru;psychologic assessment;psychometry;reliability;scoring system
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Universidad Complutense de Madrid
metadata.dc.relation.uri: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85055260902&doi=10.5209%2fPSIC.61438&partnerID=40&md5=1a47d4ef712b322ccf7dabb89e054598
Abstract: Objective: The cancer worry is associated with preventive behaviors for the detection of this disease; However, there is no instrument with evidence of validity and reliability to measure this construct in Latin American countries, including Peru. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the evidence of validity based on the internal structure and reliability of the Cancer Worry Scale (CWS) in a sample of people without cancer diagnosis with a family history of cancer. Method: It counted with the participation of 215 healthy people with a family history of cancer who attended the outpatient service of two public and private health institutions in the city of Chimbote with an average age of 42.10 years (SD = 14.05). For the collection of information, an ad hoc sociodemographic record and the Cancer Worry Scale were used. Results: The one-dimensional model presented a good fit of the data (SB?2 (8) = 14.39, SB ?2 / df = 1.79, CFI = 0.991, SRMR = 0.025, RMSEA = 0.061 [IC90%: 0.000-0.111], AIC = 47.701) and adequate reliability (? corrected = 0.90; IC95%: 0.88-0.92). Conclusion: It is concluded that the CWS presents adequate psychometric properties, being a measure that provides valid and reliable interpretations of the cáncer worry in the peruvian context. © 2018, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. All rights reserved.
URI: http://repositorio.ucsp.edu.pe/handle/UCSP/15771
ISSN: 16967240
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