49___

 Psychiatr. Pol. 2019; 53(1): 49–60
 
 
Beata Bajcar, Jolanta Babiak, Agnieszka Olchowska-Kotala 
 
FREE POLISH FULLTEXT: 

FREE ENGLISH FULLTEXT: 
Cyberchondria and its measurement. The Polish adaptation and psychometric properties of the Cyberchondria Severity Scale CSS-PL

Summary
Aim. The aim of this paper is a presentation of the adaptation process of the Cyberchondria Severity Scale (SCC) to measure cyberchondria and verification of reliability and construct validities of the test in the Polish population.
Methods. The study included 380 participants (203 women and 177 men) aged 19–68 (M = 26.5; SD = 11.1). The CSS-PL was used to measure cyberchondria, the Short Health Anxiety Inventory (SHAI) for measuring hypochondria, and the Dimensional Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (DOCS) to verify obsessive-compulsive tendencies.
Results. Four-factor structure of cyberchondria measured with the CSS-PL was supported. Internal consistency indices of the CSS-PL were between 0.87 and 0.95, test-retest reliability results were 0.58–0.76. This study demonstrated construct validity of the CSS-PL via its correlations with health anxiety (r = 0.31–0.56) and obsessive-compulsive symptoms (r = 0.17–0.48).
Conclusions. The CSS-PL is an initial standardized version of an instrument for measuring cyberchondria and meets the psychometric criteria of reliability and validity for psychological testing tools. The CSS-PL may be used both in diagnostic and scientific research.



 

ISSN 0033-2674 (PRINT)

ISSN 2391-5854 (ONLINE)


Psychiatria Polska
is an Open Access journal:
Creative Commons: CC-BY
SHERPA RoMEO:
Blue


Zadanie finansowane
w ramach umowy
nr 739/P-DUN/2018
ze środków MNiSW
przeznaczonych
na działalność
upowszechniającą naukę



Inne strony PTP:
Other PTP websites:

www.psychiatria.org.pl
www.psychiatriapsychoterapia.pl

www.archivespp.pl
www.psychoterapiaptp.pl

Psychiatria Polska
INDEXED IN:
Thomson Reuters Master List
Science Citation Index Expanded
Journal Citation Reports
(Impact Factor 1,196)

Medline/Index Medicus
PubMed/LinkOut
MNiSW (15 pkt)
Scopus/SCImago
EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
PsycINFO, EBSCO,
Index Copernicus (153 pkt)
Erih Plus, Cochrane Library
CrossRef/DOI

We recommend:

Pharmacological Reports

 


+48  518-330-994
kontakt z Biurem KRW PTP