Factorial structure of the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale in a large sample of somatoform patients.

@article{Koch2015FactorialSO,
  title={Factorial structure of the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale in a large sample of somatoform patients.},
  author={Anne Sarah Koch and Alexandra Kleiman and Ingo Wegener and Berndt Zur and Katrin Imbierowicz and Franziska Geiser and Rupert Conrad},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2015},
  volume={225 3},
  pages={355-63}
}
Although a strong association between alexithymia and somatization has been postulated in numerous studies, no systematic study has investigated the psychometric properties of the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) in a sample of patients with somatoform disorder yet. The purpose of this study was to ensure a valid assessment by the German version of the TAS-20 in somatoform samples. We investigated whether the original three-factor model proposed by Bagby et al. (1994a), which is… CONTINUE READING

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