Table 6 

Convergent and discriminant validity correlations 

Original SixItem ASC 



Cancer Worry 
Health Worry 



Validity 
Instrument 
Subscale 
n 
r 
p 
n 
r 
p 
Convergent 
PANAS 
Negative 
722 
.34 
* 
722 
.46 
* 
CESD 
Total 
727 
.19 
* 
725 
.39 
* 

Discriminant 
PANAS 
Positive 
726 
.11 
.003 
724 
.06 
.10 


Revised FiveItem ASC (children's health item excluded) 



Cancer Worry 
Health Worry 



Validity 
Instrument 
Subscale 
n 
r 
p 
n 
r 
p 
Convergent 
PANAS 
Negative 
722 
.34 
* 
721 
.43 
* 
CESD 
Total 
727 
.19 
* 
724 
.39 
* 

Discriminant 
PANAS 
Positive 
726 
.11 
.003 
723 
.02 
.67 


n is the sample size, r is the correlation, and p is the probability value. An asterisk (*) indicates that the pvalue is less than 0.0001. Sample sizes vary because of missing values. 

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