Psychometric properties of the Fear of COVID-19 Scale: a response to Mercado-Lara et al. “Validity and reliability of the Spanish version of Fear of COVID-19 Scale in Colombian physicians”

Lin, C.-Y., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524 and Pakpour, A.H., 2021. Psychometric properties of the Fear of COVID-19 Scale: a response to Mercado-Lara et al. “Validity and reliability of the Spanish version of Fear of COVID-19 Scale in Colombian physicians”. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. ISSN 1557-1874

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Abstract

A paper reporting the psychometric properties of the Spanish Fear of COVID-19 Scale (FCV-19S) among Colombian physicians was recently published in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. Although we welcome the translation and validation of our seven-item scale, this commentary outlines some major concerns we have with the study especially the removal of two items in developing a five-item FCV-19S. Based on these concerns, we strongly recommend that healthcare providers and researchers should use the five-item FCV-19S with caution.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Creators: Lin, C.-Y., Griffiths, M.D. and Pakpour, A.H.
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Date: 13 September 2021
ISSN: 1557-1874
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10.1007/s11469-021-00635-7DOI
1471834Other
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Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 20 Sep 2021 11:05
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 11:05
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/44217

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