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Cognitive science of language department , Elhamaraiisi@gmail.com
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The purpose of this study was to design, make and evaluate the psychometric characteristics of a pain metaphorical perception questionnaire in Persian-speaking who suffer from chronic diseases. The method of this study was descriptive and psychometric and it was a survey type of research. At first, based on the cognitive analysis of Raiisi's pain metaphors (2021), nine metaphorical mappings were extracted, which were respectively object, causality, path and direction, human, place, taste, container, force, and circle. Based on obtained source domains, a questionnaire with 25 questions was created using a Likert response scale. The content validity of questions was evaluated by three cognitive linguistics experts, two health psychologists, three physicians, and two psychometric experts. No questions were found to be irrelevant or inappropriate. At last, the questionnaire was completed availability and voluntarily by 250 monolingual Persian-speaking patients with chronic diseases in 2022-2023. The results indicated that there was a reliability coefficient by using Cronbach's alpha for the whole questionnaire and its components. Moreover, the result of the factor analysis showed that this questionnaire consists of four factors including object, force, human, and causality, which explain 24.66% of the total variance of the factors. Consequently, the questionnaire on pain metaphorical perception has good validity and reliability for Persian speakers
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: health Psychology
Received: 2023/04/25 | Accepted: 2023/07/28 | Published: 2023/09/21

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