Health anxiety: comparison of the latent structure in medical and non-medical samples.

@article{Alberts2011HealthAC,
  title={Health anxiety: comparison of the latent structure in medical and non-medical samples.},
  author={Nicole M. Alberts and Donald Sharpe and Melissa D. Kehler and Heather D Hadjistavropoulos},
  journal={Journal of anxiety disorders},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={612-4}
}
The Short Health Anxiety Inventory (SHAI; Salkovskis, Rimes, Warwick, & Clark, 2002) is a self-report measure designed to assess health anxiety in both medical and non-medical samples. The invariance of the factor structure across these samples has not been examined in the 14-item version of the SHAI. In the current study, the SHAI was completed by a community sample with no serious medical conditions (n=232) and a medical sample with multiple sclerosis (n=245). Factor analysis implied the same… CONTINUE READING

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