Transcultural Adaptation and Validation of the Fear of COVID-19 Scale into MexicanSpanish

2021 Medical & Clinical Research  
The new coronavirus, SARS-CoV2, causing the disease known as COVID-19, has repercussions at mental health level of the population. Aim: To validate into Mexican-Spanish the Fear of COVID-19 Scale. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted for transcultural validation and for psychometric properties in adults over 20 years of age. Using the international guidelines by Beaton and Guillemin; as well as Cronbach's alpha and Pearson's correlation coefficients. Results: In a total of 438 people
more » ... ho agreed to carry out the survey, a suitable transcultural validation was obtained as well as psychometric properties of the scale were assessed obtaining a Cronbach's Alpha of 0.85 and a correlation coefficient of 0.2662 to 0.6906. Conclusion: A Spanish language validated instrument was obtained which is suitable to be used for the early detection of fear in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and to be able to implement actions for the prioritization of psychological and even psychiatric care.
doi:10.33140/mcr.06.05.05 fatcat:icd3nwh3vjfbpb3qxgjgkgick4