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Düşünen Adam. 2007; 20(1): 16-24


The Reliability and Validity of the Turkish Form of the Somatosensory Amplification Scale

Hüseyin Güleç, Kemal Sayar, Medine Yazıcı Güleç.

Abstract
Objective: In this study, the authors aimed to investigate the reliability and validity of the Somatosensory Amplification Scale (SSAS) that was developed by Barsky et al. in the Turkish population. Method: The study was carried out with 42 patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome and Asthma Diseases attending to outpatient Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation and Chest Diseases clinics and 86 healthy students from Karadeniz Technical Univercity (KTU). Results: SSAS scores were normally distributed, and had acceptable test-retest reliability (r: 0.73) and internal consistency (a, 0.62-0.76). Item to scale correlations varied from 0.10 to 0.72, and most were highly significant. Whereas, one item (item 1) in the control group and one item (item 2) in the patient group had low item-total score correlation (r

Key words: Somatization, Somatosensory Amplification Scale, reliability, validity



Article Language: Turkish English



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