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Table 3 Fit statistics and the Cronbach’s alpha of the dimensions of the COS-CC

From: Consequences of screening in cervical cancer: development and dimensionality of a questionnaire

Dimensions (Number of items) CLR-χ2 Degrees of freedom P Cronbach’s alpha
Part I
 Anxiety (7) 27.78 20 0.1147 0.829
 Behavioural (7) 22.16 20 0.3318 0.818
 Sense of dejection (6) 15.19 17 0.5817 0.817
 Sleep (4) 8.95 10 0.5371 0.759
 Uncertainty about the screening result (4) 14.66 11 0.1984 0.723
 Uncertainty about the screening result (3) minus item 46 9.40 8 0.3094 0.765
 Uncertainty about future pregnancy (3) 5.11 8 0.7456 0.811
 Change in body perception (7) 37.64 20 0.0098 0.833
 Change in body perception (6) minus item 44 24.15 17 0.1153 0.846
 Change in body perception (5) minus item 44 & 57 5.20 14 0.9828 0.845
 Change in perception of own age (2) 0.00 5 1.0 0.654
 Guilt (3) 4.74 8 1.0 0.785
 Fear and powerlessness (4) 8.17 11 0.6977 0.712
 Negative experiences from the pelvic examination (7) 28.71 20 0.0936 0.880
 Emotional reactions (4) 14.35 11 0.2144 0.776
 Emotional reactions (3) minus item 62 2.38 6 0.8820 0.790
 Emotional reactions (2) minus item 62 & 63 0.00 4 1.0 0.827
 Sexuality (7) 26.54 20 0.1487 0.832
Part II
 Cervical cancer (2) 0.54 3 0.9104 0.299
 Relaxed/calm (3) 0.64 4 0.9588 0.557
 Social network (3) 5.45 3 0.1415 0.673
 Existential values (6) 13.31 8 0.1016 0.835
 Impulsivity (6) 5.02 11 0.9303 0.832
 Empathy (3) 4.32 5 0.5049 0.731
  1. CLR-χ2: Andersen’s conditional likelihood ratio test [20]