Psychometric validation of the Bangla fear of COVID-19 Scale: confirmatory factor analysis and Rasch analysis

Sakib, N., Bhuiyan, A.K.M.I., Hossain, S., Al Mamun, F., Hosen, I., Abdullah, A.H., Sarker, M.A., Mohiuddin, M.S., Rayhan, I., Hossain, M., Sikder, M.T., Gozal, D., Muhit, M., Islam, S.M.S., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, Pakpour, A.H. and Mamun, M.A., 2020. Psychometric validation of the Bangla fear of COVID-19 Scale: confirmatory factor analysis and Rasch analysis. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. ISSN 1557-1874

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Abstract

The recently developed Fear of COVID-19 Scale (FCV-19S) is a seven-item uni-dimensional scale that assesses the severity of fears of COVID-19. Given the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh, we aimed to translate and validate the FCV-19S in Bangla. The forward-backward translation method was used to translate the English version of the questionnaire into Bangla. The reliability and validity properties of the Bangla FCV-19S were rigorously psychometrically evaluated (utilizing both confirmatory factor analysis and Rasch analysis) in relation to socio-demographic variables, national lockdown variables, and response to the Bangla Health Patient Questionnaire. The sample comprised 8550 Bangladeshi participants. The Cronbach α value for the Bangla FCV-19S was 0.871 indicating very good internal reliability. The results of the confirmatory factor analysis showed that the uni-dimensional factor structure of the FCV-19S fitted well with the data. The FCV-19S was significantly correlated with the nine-item Bangla Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-90) (r = 0.406, p

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Creators: Sakib, N., Bhuiyan, A.K.M.I., Hossain, S., Al Mamun, F., Hosen, I., Abdullah, A.H., Sarker, M.A., Mohiuddin, M.S., Rayhan, I., Hossain, M., Sikder, M.T., Gozal, D., Muhit, M., Islam, S.M.S., Griffiths, M.D., Pakpour, A.H. and Mamun, M.A.
Publisher: Springer
Date: 11 May 2020
ISSN: 1557-1874
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10.1007/s11469-020-00289-xDOI
1324543Other
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Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 12 May 2020 08:44
Last Modified: 12 May 2020 08:44
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39815

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