Psychometric evaluation of the Chinese version of new fear of the coronavirus questionnaire.

Publication date: Mar 01, 2024

The fear of COVID-19 significantly impacting the health of people globally. This study translated newly developed measurement tool New Fear of the Coronavirus Questionnaire (New_FCQ) into Chinese language and evaluated the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of New_FCQ among Chinese population. A total of 522 participants were included in the study. Internal consistency, construct validity, criterion validity, and concurrent validity of the Chinese version of New_FCQ were assessed in this study. The Chinese version of New_FCQ had excellent internal consistency (α = 0. 97) and exploratory factor analysis demonstrated one-dimensional structure of the Chinese version of New_FCQ. The preliminary criterion validity revealed statistically significant differences in the fear of COVID-19 scores based on age and education level (P = . 002 and P = . 03, respectively). The good concurrent validity also established with the Chinese version Fear of COVID-19 Scale(P 

Concepts Keywords
Chinese Chinese
Coronavirus Concurrent
Covid Consistency
Education Coronavirus
Fear Covid
Criterion
Fear
Internal
New_fcq
P=
Psychometric
Questionnaire
Study
Validity
Version

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19
disease VO population
disease MESH education level

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