Health Anxiety : Latent Structure and Associations with Anxiety-related Psychological Processes in a Student Sample

@inproceedings{Wheaton2010HealthA,
  title={Health Anxiety : Latent Structure and Associations with Anxiety-related Psychological Processes in a Student Sample},
  author={Michael G Wheaton and Noah Chase Berman and Joseph Chad Franklin and Jonathan S. Abramowitz},
  year={2010}
}
Although currently classified as a somatoform disorder, cognitive-behavioral models conceptualize hypochondriasis (HC) as a severe form of health anxiety. The Short Health Anxiety Inventory (SHAI) is a measure derived from this conceptualization that measures health anxiety symptoms across the range of severity. Previous studies have reported inconsistent findings regarding this measure’s factor structure, but these studies employed factor analytic tools that did not account for the categorical… CONTINUE READING

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