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Research Article

Factor Structure Analysis, Validity and Reliability of the Health Anxiety Inventory-Short Form

Rabiei Mehdi1*, Kalantari Mehrdad1, Asgari Kariem1 and Bahrami Fatemeh2
1Department of Psychology Science, University of Ishafan, Iran
2Department of Counseling, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
*Corresponding Author : Mehdi Rabiei
Department of Psychology Science
University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran, P.O Box 8174673441
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Received January 15, 2013; Accepted March 08, 2013; Published March 16, 2013
Citation: Mehdi R, Mehrdad K, Kariem A, Fatemeh B (2013) Factor Structure Analysis, Validity and Reliability of the Health Anxiety Inventory-Short Form. J Depress Anxiety 2:125. doi:10.4172/2167-1044.1000125
Copyright: © 2013 Mehdi R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the factor structure, validity and reliability of the Persian-language version of Health Anxiety Inventory-Short. Participants were 500 (170 male and 326 female) selected randomly (cluster sampling sample) studied in a sample of Iranian college students. Convergent validity of Health Anxiety Inventory— Short Form with Yale–Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale modified for BDD, The Obsessive–Compulsive Inventory- Revised and Depression Anxiety Stress Scales 21-item version were r=0.45, r=0.51 and r=0.7 (p<0.001). Confirmatory factor analyses revealed, HAI-SF (18 items) that health anxiety, as measured by the HAI-SF, adequately fits the current data. The Cronbach’s alpha for total factor was 0.89. Also, results were shown to possess discriminant validity and classification accuracy, in both clinical and community populations. It can be concluded that this instrument is a useful measure for assess health anxiety and hypochondria symptoms in clinical assessment.

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