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The Reliability and Validity of Revised Collett--Lester Fear of Death Scale (Version 3) in a Nigerian Population

Department of Mental Health, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
OMEGA--Journal of Death and Dying (Impact Factor: 0.44). 02/2008; 57(2):195-205. DOI: 10.2190/OM.57.2.e
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ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to assess the reliability and validity of the Collett-Lester Fear of Death Scale in a Nigerian population. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among medical students using the Collett-Lester fear of death questionnaire, demographic variables were also obtained. A total of 175 students completed the questionnaire. Reliability score was good and convergent validity was also good. We concluded that the scale has good validity and reliability score among this population.

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