Volume 8, Issue 4 (10-2014)                   IJPBS 2014, 8(4): 29-37 | Back to browse issues page

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Associate Professor, Behavioral Sciences Research Center AND Department of Nursing, School of Nursing, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences AND Janbazan Medical and Engineering Research Center (JMERC), Tehran, Iran.
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the validity and reliability of the Persian version of Templer Death Anxiety Scale-Extended (DAS-E) in veterans of Iran–Iraq Warfare. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 211 male veterans of Iran–Iraq Warfare completed the 51 item DASE. Principal components analysis with varimax rotation was used to assess domain structure of the DAS-E. Internal consistency reliability was assessed with Cronbach’s alpha. Test–retest reliability was assessed with intra-class correlation coefficients for absolute agreement for the individual items and domains. Results: The construct validity of the scale was obtained using exploratory factor analysis that showed four factors with Eigen values of greater than 1 (1, 11 items, α = 0.83 2, 7 items α = 0.87 3, 5 items, α = 0.73 and 4, 4 items, α = 0.75). Test–retest and internal consistency (total alpha) was 0.91 and 0.89, respectively. Conclusion: The DAS-E demonstrated suitable validity and reliability among the veterans under study. The factor analysis demonstrated that the DAS-E has a multi-dimensional structure. With consideration of the proper psychometric characteristics, this scale can be used to further research about death anxiety in this population.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2015/01/4 | Accepted: 2015/01/4 | Published: 2015/01/4