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[Factoral structure and psychometric properties of the German version of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) in psychosomatic patients].
Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol. 2001 Feb; 51(2):48-55.PP

Abstract

The present paper describes the attempt to cross-validate the three-factorial structure of the German Version of the 20-Item Toronto Alexithymia Scale in a population of 419 patients, suffering of psychogenic disorders. However, results neither revealed good internal consistencies nor was it possible to obtain an acceptable adaptation of the empirical data on the postulated model. Therefore an explorative factor analysis was performed in order to get a more consistent factor model. The hereby resulting four-factorial structure was congruent with reference to theoretical and empirical data of Alexithymia. However, additional cross-validation in other populations has to be investigated.

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Medizinische Einrichtungen der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf. Matthias.Franz@uni-duesseldorf.deNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Validation Study

Language

ger

PubMed ID

11268779

Citation

Franz, M, et al. "[Factoral Structure and Psychometric Properties of the German Version of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) in Psychosomatic Patients]." Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie, vol. 51, no. 2, 2001, pp. 48-55.
Franz M, Schneider C, Schäfer R, et al. [Factoral structure and psychometric properties of the German version of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) in psychosomatic patients]. Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol. 2001;51(2):48-55.
Franz, M., Schneider, C., Schäfer, R., Schmitz, N., & Zweyer, K. (2001). [Factoral structure and psychometric properties of the German version of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) in psychosomatic patients]. Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie, 51(2), 48-55.
Franz M, et al. [Factoral Structure and Psychometric Properties of the German Version of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) in Psychosomatic Patients]. Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol. 2001;51(2):48-55. PubMed PMID: 11268779.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Factoral structure and psychometric properties of the German version of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) in psychosomatic patients]. AU - Franz,M, AU - Schneider,C, AU - Schäfer,R, AU - Schmitz,N, AU - Zweyer,K, PY - 2001/3/28/pubmed PY - 2001/5/18/medline PY - 2001/3/28/entrez SP - 48 EP - 55 JF - Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, medizinische Psychologie JO - Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol VL - 51 IS - 2 N2 - The present paper describes the attempt to cross-validate the three-factorial structure of the German Version of the 20-Item Toronto Alexithymia Scale in a population of 419 patients, suffering of psychogenic disorders. However, results neither revealed good internal consistencies nor was it possible to obtain an acceptable adaptation of the empirical data on the postulated model. Therefore an explorative factor analysis was performed in order to get a more consistent factor model. The hereby resulting four-factorial structure was congruent with reference to theoretical and empirical data of Alexithymia. However, additional cross-validation in other populations has to be investigated. SN - 0937-2032 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11268779/[Factoral_structure_and_psychometric_properties_of_the_German_version_of_the_Toronto_Alexithymia_Scale__TAS_20__in_psychosomatic_patients]_ L2 - http://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-2001-10755 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -