Psychometric properties of the Fear of Cancer Recurrence Inventory: an item response theory approach.

@article{Costa2016PsychometricPO,
  title={Psychometric properties of the Fear of Cancer Recurrence Inventory: an item response theory approach.},
  author={Daniel S. J. Costa and Mbathio Dieng and Anne E Cust and Phyllis Butow and Nadine Angele Kasparian},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2016},
  volume={25 7},
  pages={832-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Classical psychometric methods have been used to demonstrate the validity and reliability of the 42-item Fear of Cancer Recurrence Inventory (FCRI). Our aim was to expand on this evidence with information on the discriminative value of the individual items when administered to people with a personal history of melanoma, using an item response theory (IRT) approach. METHODS We used a two-parameter IRT model to examine all items of the FCRI, primarily regarding whether people with a… CONTINUE READING
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