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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 77-83

Factor structure and psychometric properties of the brief illness perception questionnaire in Turkish cancer patients


Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Sevinç Kutlutürkan
Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Gazi University
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2347-5625.199080

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Objective: The main aim of this study was to investigate the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire (BIPQ) in Turkish cancer patients. Methods: This methodological study involved 135 cancer patients. Statistical methods included confirmatory or exploratory factor analysis and Cronbach alpha coefficients for internal consistency. Results: The values of fit indices are within the acceptable range. The alpha coefficients for emotional illness representations, cognitive illness representations, and total scale are 0.83, 0.80, and 0.85, respectively. Conclusions: The results confirm the two-factor structure of the Turkish BIPQ and demonstrate its reliability and validity.


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