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Psychometric Evaluation of the Thought-Action Fusion Scale in a Large Clinical Sample.
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PMID:  22315482     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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This study examined the psychometric properties of the 19-item Thought-Action Fusion (TAF) Scale, a measure of maladaptive cognitive intrusions, in a large clinical sample (N = 700). An exploratory factor analysis (n = 300) yielded two interpretable factors: TAF Moral (TAF-M) and TAF Likelihood (TAF-L). A confirmatory bifactor analysis was conducted on the second portion of the sample (n = 400) to account for possible sources of item covariance using a general TAF factor (subsuming TAF-M) alongside the TAF-L domain-specific factor. The bifactor model provided an acceptable fit to the sample data. Results indicated that global TAF was more strongly associated with a measure of obsessive-compulsiveness than measures of general worry and depression, and the TAF-L dimension was more strongly related to obsessive-compulsiveness than depression. Overall, results support the bifactor structure of the TAF in a clinical sample and its close relationship to its neighboring obsessive-compulsiveness construct.
Authors:
Joseph F Meyer; Timothy A Brown
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Assessment     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-3489     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-2-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9431219     Medline TA:  Assessment     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA.
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