The COVID-19 Fear Scale (FCV-19S): Psychometric properties and invariance of the measure in the Spanish version

Actas Esp Psiquiatr. 2021 May;49(3):96-105. Epub 2021 May 1.


The emergence of COVID-19 worldwide has had serious consequences for physical and psychological health. Spain is one of the countries that has been most-seriously affected by the pandemic. This study aims to evaluate the psycho- metric properties of the Spanish version of the COVID-19 fear scale (FCV-19S), assessing its structural validity, differential item functioning, and measurement invariance by gender and age.

MeSH terms

  • Analysis of Variance
  • COVID-19 / psychology*
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison*
  • Fear / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Language
  • Psychometrics / statistics & numerical data*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Spain
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*