A POMS short form for cancer patients: psychometric and structural evaluation

Psychooncology. Jul-Aug 2002;11(4):273-81. doi: 10.1002/pon.564.

Abstract

The internal consistency, validity, and factor structure of the Shacham shortened version (37 items) of the 65-item profile of mood states (POMS) were examined with a sample of 428 cancer patients who were awaiting bone marrow transplantation. Cronbach's alphas ranging from 0.78 to 0.91 were obtained for each of the six subscales of the POMS-short form (POMS-SF) and for the total 37-item scale. Correlations with the CES-D, the Self-Rated Karnofsky, the MOS SF-20 Physical Functioning, and the Bradburn Positive and Negative Affect Scales provided evidence of the convergent and discriminant validity of the POMS-SF. Results of a confirmatory factor analysis were supportive of the 6-factor interpretation of the POMS items in the 37-item version of the POMS.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Evaluation Study
  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation / psychology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mood Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Mood Disorders / etiology*
  • Neoplasms / psychology*
  • Neoplasms / therapy
  • Psychometrics
  • Quality of Life
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Social Adjustment
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*