DETERMINATION OF THE CUTOFF THRESHOLD ON THE BERMOND-VORST ALEXITHYMIA QUESTIONNAIRE-20 FORM B: A STUDY OF 560 YOUNG ADULTS1

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Abstract

Summary.

The aim of the study was to calculate the cutoff scores on the Bermond-Vorst Alexithymia Questionnaire-20 Form B. 560 students completed the Bermond-Vorst Alexithymia Questionnaire-20 Form B and the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale. Using cutoff scores of the French or the original version of the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale as the standard, the participants were divided into alexithymic and non-alexithymic groups. The Bermond-Vorst Alexithymia Questionnaire-20 Form B cutoff scores selection was based on the sensitivity, specificity, receiver operating characteristic curve analysis, and the analyses of the clinical data. The most appropriate cutoff scores for determining the absence and presence of alexithymia ranged from 43 to 45 and from 50 to 53, respectively.

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