Gender differences in health anxiety: An investigation of the interpersonal model of health anxiety

@inproceedings{MacSwain2009GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in health anxiety: An investigation of the interpersonal model of health anxiety},
  author={Kerry Lynn H. MacSwain and Simon Bryan Sherry and Sherry Heather Stewart and Margo C. Watt and Heather D Hadjistavropoulos and Aislin R. Graham},
  year={2009}
}
Health anxiety (HA) involves persistent worry about one's health and beliefs one has an illness or may contract a disease. In the present study, gender differences in Noyes et al.'s (2003) interpersonal model of health anxiety (IMHA) were examined. Using a sample of 950 undergraduates (674 women; 276 men), multigroup confirmatory factor analyses suggested the measurement model for key dimensions of the IMHA (i.e., reassurance-seeking, alienation, worry, and absorption) were invariant across… CONTINUE READING

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