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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, , Joaquín T. Limonero and others published Ansiedad ante la muerte. [Death anxiety].

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Lester D, Abdel-Khalek A. Multidimensionality is confirmed although, in this population, the notion of fear of death entails an additional perspective, which comprises two sub-components that are interesting for research purposes, which are the physical and psychological dimension of fear of one’s own death and fear of one’s own dying process. Therefore, the factor solution found based on this scale does not exclude the existence of other solutions in distinct samples.

This research adapted Templer’s Death Anxiety Scale for Ansiedaad Spanish and obtained psychometric properties for two samples of Mexican adults. The sub-scale “fear of one’s own death”, with a lower average score, shows greater oscillations 1.

Ethical aspects of this research were guaranteed through review and approval by the Institutional Review Board of the School of Medicine and the Nursing Department Head.

Validation of Collett-Lester’s Fear of Death Scale in a sample of nursing students

Espinoza M Sanhueza O. What the students fear less is their own death. Going back to Table 2for the four sub-scales, each of the seven elements is positively correlated inside the respective sub-scale.


The Scale was created in to eliminite the content heterogeneity problem of the items in the scales used to measure fear of escalw. A sample of nursing students answered Fear of Death and Attitude toward death scales. Discriminant validity muertte documented. Also, in the five factors, the alpha coefficient decreased if the item was eliminated.

The highest score corresponds to the most unfavorable attitude towards death Nevertheless, the study limitations should be taken into account. Mac Graw Hill; Moreover, the average inter-element correlation demonstrates a positive relation in each of the sub-scales. Their disadvantage is that they do not permit the identification and distinction of specific elements involved in fears of death.

Moreover, the Spanish version demonstrated convergent and discriminant validity through a positive correlation with anxiety towards death ee general anxiety Also, for each sub-scale, the obtained Cronbach’s alpha coefficients permit guaranteeing anisedad the items or elements are homogeneous and that the scale consistently dr the characteristic for which it was elaborated Table 2. Variables relacionadas con la ansiedad ante la muerte. Regarding “death of others” and “dying of others”, however, the main load is found for factor 1 3.

Rev Psicol Gral Aplic. Inthose items in each sub-scale that did not contribute to the significance of Cronbach’s alpha were eliminted, resulting in a final item version 3. Personal Construc Theory Prac. 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 Scores are obtained murete the total scale and for each sub-dimension, calculating the average of the respective answers.


Cronbach’s alpha coefficients for esdala of the five factors investigated all exceeded 0. The Fear of Death Scale possesses good internal consistency and construct validity, confirmed by the significant correlation with the Attitude toward death Scale. Templers death anxiety scale.

Thus, four sub-scales were distinguished: The convergence of the four sub-scales, in turn, offers a certain degree of support to the abte of the CLFODS dimensions.

Factor analysis partially supports content validity of the subscale items, but presented a modified multidimensional structure that points towards the reconceptualization of the subscales in this sample.

Spanish Adaptation of the Collet-Lester fear of death scale. For the latter analysis, a sample of students from the total sample was used. 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.

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These ka could comprise new conceptualizations of the construct, which would guide the elaboration of an appropriate instrument for the Chilean culture. Evolution of a research program. The mean fear of death score among the nursing students was moderate-high. Collett L, Lester D.


Services on Demand Article. It was considered that the reagents optimally measured between 0. The reliability coefficients continue without significant variations when eliminating these elements though, which is why none of the elements can be eliminated to strengthen the scale.