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Mohammadpour M, Ghorbani V, Moradi S, Khaki Z, Foroughi A A, Rezaei M R. Psychometric Properties of the Iranian Version of the Coronavirus Anxiety Scale. IJPCP 2020; 26 (3) :374-387
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3270-en.html
1- Department of clinical psychology, School of Behavioral Sciences and Health Mental (Psychiatry of Institute Tehran), Iran University of Medical sciences, Iran, Tehran.
2- Department of Psychology Clinical, School of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
3- Department of Psychology, School of Medicine (Kermanshah Science and Research International Campus), Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah Branch, Kermanshah, Iran.
4- Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran. , mohammadreza.rezaei@kums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (4583 Views)
Objectives: In the context of the epidemic of coronavirus and its psychological effect, it is necessary to develop appropriate tools for measuring the aspects of its psychological pathology. Therefore, this study aims to determine coronavirus anxiety›s psychometric properties using a 5-point Likert scale (Sherman A. Lee) in the Iranian statistical population. 
Methods: In this study, 399 men and women from the adult population of Kermanshah were studied by the available sampling method. The Fear of COVID-19 Scale (FCV-19S), Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale(DERS), as well as the second version of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (AAQ-II) were used for convergent validity and divergent validity, respectively. Internal consistency method using Cronbach’s alpha was used to analyze data, and confirmatory factor analysis using Lisrel-8.8 software was used for construct validity.
Results: Cronbach’s alpha was found to be 91.5 for the scales overall score. CAS found a positive and significant correlation between the coronavirus anxiety scale and the sub-components of difficulty in emotion regulation (except for problems engaging in goal-directed behaviors). Still, he also found that there was a negative correlation between acceptance and action. Furthermore, the results of the confirmatory factor analysis indicated that the single-factor structure is well-suited
Conclusion: Covid-19 related anxiety can be disproportionate and unnecessary and cause many psychological problems. The Iranian version of the coronavirus anxiety Scale reflected desirable validity and reliability and could be used as a short and valid screening tool for measuring coronavirus anxiety measurement.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2020/06/19 | Accepted: 2020/10/27 | Published: 2020/07/31

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