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 CY, Griffiths MD, Pakpour AH

Int J Ment Health Addict - (-) 1-3 [2021-09-13; online 2021-09-13]

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.

Type: Other

PubMed 34539280

DOI 10.1007/s11469-021-00635-7

Crossref 10.1007/s11469-021-00635-7

pii: 635
pmc: PMC8436576

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