Table 5: Test-retest reliability of the acupuncture fear scale ( ).

ItemScore in the 1st test (mean ± SD)Score in the 2nd test (mean ± SD)P value*Spearman’s rank coefficient (95% CI)

AFS1 1.0000.597 (0.331, 0.688)**
AFS2 0.3440.680 (0.471, 0.829)**
AFS3 0.2450.649 (0.416, 0.774)**
AFS4 0.2800.576 (0.299, 0.656)**
AFS5 0.4410.598 (0.332, 0.690)**
AFS6 0.1090.781 (0.690, 1.048)**
AFS7 1.0000.797 (0.732, 1.090)**
AFS8 0.1690.790 (0.714, 1.071)**
AFS9 0.5000.750 (0.615, 0.973)**
AFS10 0.2140.586 (0.314, 0.672)**
AFS11 0.6900.759 (0.636, 0.994)**
AFS12 0.5980.648 (0.414, 0.772)**
AFS13 1.0000.569 (0.288, 0.646)**
AFS14 0.7120.565 (0.282, 0.640)**
AFS15 0.8510.716 (0.542, 0.899)**
AFS16 0.5210.736 (0.584, 0.942)**

AFS: acupuncture fear scale; *paired sample -test was used; **test-retest reliability is reported with the Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient; all items were highly significant at .