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dc.contributor.authorStarcevic, Vladan
dc.contributor.authorBerle, David
dc.contributor.authorArnáez, Sandra
dc.contributor.authorVismara, Matteo
dc.contributor.authorFineberg, Naomi
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-12T00:11:30Z
dc.date.available2020-05-12T00:11:30Z
dc.date.issued2020-04-30
dc.identifier.citationStarcevic , V , Berle , D , Arnáez , S , Vismara , M & Fineberg , N 2020 , ' The assessment of cyberchondria: Instruments for assessing problematic online health-related research ' , Comprehensive Psychiatry . https://doi.org/10.1007/s40429-020-00308-w
dc.identifier.issn0010-440X
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 20708224
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 00c999de-511b-44a5-b0c8-6fc95a7fe0ea
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85084253418
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/22684
dc.description© 2020 Springer-Verlag. The final publication is available at Springer via https://doi.org/10.1007/s40429-020-00308-w.
dc.description.abstractPurpose of review: Cyberchondria is a problematic, i.e., distressing or anxiety-increasing pattern of online health information seeking. The development of psychometrically sound instruments for the assessment of cyberchondria is imperative for better understanding of this construct. The aim of the present article is to provide a systematic literature review of cyberchondria instruments. Recent findings: Although several measures of cyberchondria have been developed, the Cyberchondria Severity Scale (CSS) has been used most often. The CSS is based on a solid theoretical framework, with very good to excellent reliability and validity. It has been translated into several languages. Modifications of the original version of the CSS have been introduced to refine its conceptual foundation and improve its utility by making it shorter. Summary: Further improvement of the CSS may boost the quality of cyberchondria research. There remains a need to test the theoretical underpinnings of the CSS and consider alternative models of cyberchondria.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofComprehensive Psychiatry
dc.titleThe assessment of cyberchondria: Instruments for assessing problematic online health-related researchen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Clinical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Health Services and Clinical Research
dc.contributor.institutionCognitive Neuropsychology
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Clinical, Pharmaceutical and Biological Science
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.date.embargoedUntil2021-04-30
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