Psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the fear of COVID-19 scale in Peruvian medical students

Jeff Huarcaya-Victoria, Claudia Elera-Fitzcarrald, José Salvador-Carrillo, Claudio J. Flores

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Abstract

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to produce significant emotional consequences at the individual, community, societal, and global levels. This study describes the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Fear of COVID-19 Scale (FCV-19S) in Peruvian medical students. Data were collected by a convenience sampling method, resulting in a total of 1238 medical students from different medical schools in Peru. Our analyses suggest that a two-factor model explains the underlying two-dimensional structure of the FCV-19S. The results indicated that the Spanish version of the FCV-19S scale was found to have adequate psychometric properties.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDeath Studies
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

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