Validating the Coronavirus Anxiety Scale in a Colombian sample

Stefano Vinaccia, Marly J. Bahamón, Ana M. Trejos-Herrera, Sherman A. Lee, Japcy Margarita Quiceno, Cesar Andrés Gómez, Samuel Vega DoLugar, Edgar Camilo Pelaez

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The present instrumental study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Coronavirus Anxiety Scale with 421 Colombian adults in full lockdown of coronavirus. The reliability was excellent, obtained through the Cronbach’s Alpha coefficient (α = 0.83). The results of the confirmatory factor analysis identified satisfactory indicators for the scale’s one-dimensional model. The correlations obtained in the discriminant analysis of the items have a moderate level of correlation with values between 0.74 and 0.81. These findings demonstrate that the Coronavirus Anxiety Scale is a valid and reliable instrument to evaluate dysfunctional anxiety related to coronavirus in Colombian population.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDeath Studies
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

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