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J Korean Med Sci. 2017 Nov;32(11):1792-1799. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2017.32.11.1792.

Validation Study for the Korean Version of Fear of Cancer Recurrence Inventory.

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1
Department of Family Medicine, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2
Department of Family Medicine, National Center for Mental Health, Seoul, Korea.
3
Department of Family Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
4
Department of Psychiatry, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
5
Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec, Université Laval, Québec, Canada.
6
Department of Family Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. yunmisong@skku.edu.

Abstract

Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is one of the most prevalent unmet psychosocial needs. This study aimed to confirm the cultural equivalence, reliability, and validity of the Korean version of Fear of Cancer Recurrence Inventory (K-FCRI). We conducted a forward-backward translation of the English version FCRI to Korean version through meticulous process including transcultural equivalence test. The psychometric property of the K-FCRI was then validated in 444 survivors from cancers at various sites. The Korean translation was accepted well by participants. There was a good cultural equivalence between the Korean version and the English version of FCRI. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the original seven-factor structure with slightly insufficient level of goodness-of-fit indices (comparative fit index = 0.900, non-normed fit index = 0.893, root mean square error of approximation = 0.060). The K-FCRI had high internal consistency (α = 0.85 for total scale and α = 0.77-0.87 for subscales) and test-retest reliability (r = 0.90 for total scale and r = 0.54-0.84 for subscales). The K-FCRI had significant correlations with the Korean version of Fear of Progression Questionnaire, European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire Version 3.0, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and Fatigue Severity Score, supporting the good construct validity and psychometric properties of K-FCRI. The K-FCRI was confirmed as a valid and reliable psychometric test for measuring FCR of Korean survivors from cancers at various sites.

KEYWORDS:

Fear; Neoplasms; Recurrence; Survivors; Validation Studies

PMID:
28960031
PMCID:
PMC5639059
DOI:
10.3346/jkms.2017.32.11.1792
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