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Psihometrijska svojstva kratkog inventara zdravstvene anksioznosti


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Jakovljević, Ivan. (2019). Psihometrijska svojstva kratkog inventara zdravstvene anksioznosti. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Jokić-Begić, Nataša].

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Hypochondria is a disorder marked by fear of illness and high level of comorbidity with other bodily and psychological disorders. Extreme health anxiety, also known as hypochondria, often remains unrecognized within primary care therefore significant number of patients never come in contact with mental health specialists. Questionnaire measuring symptom severity could assist identification of persons under risk of developing the disorder. Goal of this study was to validate the Croatian version of Short Health Anxiety Inventory (Salkovskis, Rimes, Warwick i Clark, 2002), an instrument created with purpose of achieving good diagnostic validity, especially in cases of differential diagnosis within anxiety spectrum, while taking into account the time constraint of clinical practice. Data gathering was conducted using online survey on a sample of 247 participants. Results of the analysis show good internal consistency and discriminative(item-total) validity of individual items. Inventory has good convergent validity with other relevant variables such as anxiety sensitivity, alternate measure of health anxiety, satisfaction with life, symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress and lastly cyberohondria or compulsive searching of health related information on the internet. Factor structure that emerged in the exploratory analysis replicates prior findings both in number of significant factors and their respective factor loadings.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: health anxiety, Short Health Anxiety Inventory, translation, reliability, criterion related validity, factor structure
Subjects: Psychology > Zdravstvena psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Jokić-Begić, Nataša
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 09:03
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 09:03

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