A confirmatory factor analysis of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) in an alcohol-dependent sample

Thorberg, Fred Arne, Young, Ross McD., Sullivan, Karen A., Lyvers, Michael, Hurst, Cameron, Connor, Jason P. and Feeney, Gerald F. X. (2010) A confirmatory factor analysis of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) in an alcohol-dependent sample. Psychiatry Research, 178 3: 565-567.

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Author Thorberg, Fred Arne
Young, Ross McD.
Sullivan, Karen A.
Lyvers, Michael
Hurst, Cameron
Connor, Jason P.
Feeney, Gerald F. X.
Title A confirmatory factor analysis of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) in an alcohol-dependent sample
Journal name Psychiatry Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0165-1781
1872-7123
Publication date 2010-08
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.psychres.2009.09.015
Volume 178
Issue 3
Start page 565
End page 567
Total pages 3
Editor Monte S. Buchsbaum
Place of publication Ireland
Publisher Elsevier Ireland
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject 111714 Mental Health
170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
170205 Neurocognitive Patterns and Neural Networks
920410 Mental Health
920414 Substance Abuse
920401 Behaviour and Health
Abstract Confirmatory factor analyses were conducted to evaluate the factorial validity of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale in an alcohol-dependent sample. Several factor models were examined, but all models were rejected given their poor fit. A revision of the TAS-20 in alcohol-dependent populations may be needed. © 2009 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Toronto Alexithymia Scale
Alcohol dependence
Confirmatory factor analysis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences -- Publications
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