Eliminating an item with a negative corrected item-total correlation and two more Lonetto and Templer [4] defined death anxiety as an individual’s . una muestra de estudiantes a tres escalas de ansiedad ante la muerte y. Concurrent and divergent validity of the Spanish form of Templer’s Death Escala de Ansiedad ante la Muerte (Death Anxiety Scale: DAS). de Templer [6]. PDF | On Jan 1, , JoaquĆ­n T. Limonero and others published Ansiedad ante la muerte. [Death anxiety].

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Its analysis through factor analysis, in this population, partially coincides with the hypothesis based on the items’ content. Therefore, the factor solution found based on this scale does not exclude the existence of other solutions in distinct samples. Mohamed Tsmpler W, Said N. Constructions of death and loss: De cara a la muerte: Criterion and construct validity of the instrument was analyzed involving the definitive sample The reliability coefficients continue without significant variations when eliminating l elements though, which is why none of the elements can be eliminated to strengthen the scale.

Introduction Fear of death cannot be directly observed, which is why it should be inferred based on a subject’s conduct or self-reported answers. Regarding “death of others” and “dying of others”, however, the main load is found for factor 1 3. To perform the psychometric assessment of the CLFODS, first, the Scale was submitted to expert review to guarantee the understanding of the items, followed by a pilot test of the instrument, in which 30 participants showed good understanding of the scale.

Espinoza M Sanhueza O.

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Sub-scale 3 Death of others displays a low correlation of 0. The magnitude of the relation reflects that it measures similar constructs. Results Univariate analysis of the Fear of death variables reflects a trend near the normal snsiedad.

Going back to Table 2for the four sub-scales, each of the seven elements is positively correlated inside the respective sub-scale. Scores are obtained for the total scale and for each sub-dimension, calculating the average of the respective answers. All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is nate under a Creative Commons Attribution License.



Personal Construc Theory Prac. Saturations higher than 0. Templers death anxiety scale.

Another factor analysis, however, involving psychology students, obtained five factors, with a structure very near the theoretical proposal. These results permit guaranteeing that the items or elements are homogeneous and that the four sub-scales consistently measure the characteristic they were elaborated for. The scale was changed to a four point Likert scale. Relations in the same sense are reflected in a study involving nursing students and nurses, in which the scale correlation demonstrated ansedad validity through a ka association with the anxiety toward death scale than with general anxiety Lester D, Abdel-Khalek A.

This research adapted Templer’s Death Anxiety Scale for Mexican Spanish and obtained psychometric properties for two samples of Mexican adults.

The convergence of the four sub-scales, in turn, offers a certain degree of support to the validity of the CLFODS dimensions. The fear of death end the fear of dying. The other two factors partially load the sub-scales The version of Templer’s Death Anxiety Scale presented would seem to have adequate psychometric properties for its use with elderly Mexican adults.

Kolawole M, Olusegun A. In Chile, some instrument have been used, but these do anye display adequate reliability and do not measure the death phenomenon as a state and, in turn, as a process, in a multidimensional way Nevertheless, the study limitations should be taken into account.

The highest score corresponds to the most unfavorable attitude towards death The first limitation is the mainly female and young sample in a similar educational situation, characteristics that are repeated in most studies analised for this study. Likewise, attitudes and emotional reactions can differ for oneself or for others.

Assessing nurses’ attitudes toward death and caring for dying patients in a comprehensive cancer center. The other correlations of element pairs range between 0. Rev Psicol Gral Aplic.


Anxiety; Death; elderly adults; undergraduate students. Another study that also used the forced four-factor solution of PCA with varimax rotation equally shows significant loads like the factors in the previous study.

Evolution of a research program. Therefore, there is no simple criterion with which an instrument can be compared to establish its validity. The sub-scale “fear of one’s own death”, with a lower average score, shows greater oscillations 1.

The Attitude Toward Death Scale ATD measures the favorable or unfavorable attitude towards death, designed with 43 Likert-type items ranging from 1 to 5. A total of subjects were interviewed, of whom were elderly adults 97 women, average age J Med Biomed Sci. It was considered that the reagents optimally measured between 0. Discriminant validity was documented. Likewise, the positive correlations between the Fear of Death and the Attitudes toward Death Scales support the construct validity in this study.

The availability of valid instruments addressing fears of death permit research that helps to visualize one construct and factor at a time, which is considered determinant for people’s end-of-life quality of care 6 and quality of life Also, measuring this construct in the health construct is relevant because the meaning of death entails a certain denial and evasion in our society, which includes health professionals On Death and Dying.

The initial results before the rotation identified five factors, which summarize The Fear of death Scale and the Attitude toward death Scale were self-applied before the start of a class. Content validity was checked by expert review; reliability was proven using Cronbach’s alpha; statistical analysis of the items, correlation between items and construct validity were checked by the correlation of the Scale with the Attitude toward death Scale.