Table 4: Internal consistency of the acupuncture fear scale ( ).

ItemScore (mean ± SD)Item-total correlation

AFS1 0.686
AFS2 0.673
AFS3 0.625
AFS4 0.715
AFS5 0.753
AFS6 0.628
AFS7 0.742
AFS8 0.737
AFS9 0.660
AFS10 0.735
AFS11 0.659
AFS12 0.692
AFS13 0.637
AFS14 0.641
AFS15 0.515
AFS16 0.560

AFS: acupuncture fear scale, *Cronbach’s α coefficient of the total is 0.935; each item scored by the patient is on a 5-point Likert scale, from 1 (not at all) to 5 (extremely).