Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing

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


Tuğba Karatas, Sükrü Özen, Sevinç Kutlutürkan 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Karatas T, Özen S, Kutlutürkan S. Factor structure and psychometric properties of the brief illness perception questionnaire in Turkish cancer patients.Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2017;4:77-83


How to cite this URL:
Karatas T, Özen S, Kutlutürkan S. Factor structure and psychometric properties of the brief illness perception questionnaire in Turkish cancer patients. Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 Jan 17 ];4:77-83
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