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dc.contributor.authorAlharbi, Amjad
dc.contributor.authorHumphris, Gerald Michael
dc.contributor.authorFreeman, Ruth
dc.identifier.citationAlharbi , A , Humphris , G M & Freeman , R 2019 , ' The psychometric properties of the CFSS-DS for schoolchildren in Saudi Arabia : a confirmatory factor analytic approach ' , International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry , vol. Early View .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 257497740
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85062520506
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000471896600011
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-4601-8834/work/64033858
dc.description.abstractAim to test the psychometric properties of an Arabic version of the Child Fear Survey Schedule‐Dental Subscale (CFSS‐DS) a using confirmatory factor analysis. Methods 2 convenience samples were obtained: Sample [1]: 600 boys (33%) and girls attending 4 public schools in Onizah and Sample [2] 800 girls attending 8 public schools in Buridah. The questionnaire asked the participant's age, gender and completion of the CFSS‐DS. The data were subjected to exploratory factor analysis (EFA), parallel factor analysis, Cronbach alpha, confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and goodness of fit statistics. Results 513 children in Sample [1] and 503 children in Sample [2] participated giving a valid response rate of 86% and 67% respectively. From the EFA 3 factors were identified and confirmed statistically using parallel factor analysis. The internal consistency of the 3‐factors, dental fear subscale (0.86); hospital fear subscale (0.77) and stranger fear subscale (0.71) was good. The CFA showed that the current EFA model was an equivalent fit to the El Housseiny et al1 model, however, the solution using El Housseiny et al's structure was distorted. Conclusions A 3‐factor structure with acceptable reliability exists for this Arabic version of the CFSS‐DS, confirmed by a CFA using an additional data set.
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dc.subjectChild dental anxietyen
dc.subjectConfirmatory factor analysisen
dc.subjectRJ Pediatricsen
dc.subjectRK Dentistryen
dc.titleThe psychometric properties of the CFSS-DS for schoolchildren in Saudi Arabia : a confirmatory factor analytic approachen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Population and Behavioural Science Divisionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. WHO Collaborating Centre for International Child & Adolescent Health Policyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Health Psychologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. St Andrews Sustainability Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Medicineen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Sir James Mackenzie Institute for Early Diagnosisen
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