DOI: 13, 2021Proceedings Paper


Kinga ZawadaDominika Zyśk


"The scientific need to recognize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on human psychosocial functioning requires reliable and valid research tools to assess this impact. Therefore, we designed a study to create and further validate a Polish version of a research instrument assessing stress, anxiety, and fear related to the pandemic – the COVID Stress Scales (CSS; Taylor et al., 2020). This paper presents the specific research steps designed to develop and validate the Polish-language version of CSS (Taylor et al., 2020). These steps are as follows: 1) the translation of the original CSS into the Polish language by three independent translators and the back-translation by three other independent translators; 2) the assessment of the equivalence of the Polish translation of CSS in a study involving a sample of 30-60 bilingual people, fluent both in English and Polish languages; 3) the pilot study employing the pre-final Polish version of CSS; 4) the validation study involving a sample 600-900 participants in which the following instruments will be used: the Fear of COVID-19 Scale, the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 Scale, the Short Health Anxiety Inventory, the Social Desirability Scale, the Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory-Revised...Continue Reading

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