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Stiggelbout, A. M., de Haes, J. C., Vree, R. van de Velde, C. J., Bruijninckx, C. M., van Groningen, K., Kievit, J. (1997). Attitude Follow-Up Scale (AFS). Measurement Instrument Database for the Social Science. Retrieved 30.09.2020, from www.midss.ie Key references: Stiggelbout, A. M., de Haes, J. C., Vree, R. van de Velde, C. J., Bruijninckx, C. M., van Groningen, K., and Kievit, J. (1997). Follow-up of colorectal cancer patients: quality of life and attitudes towards follow-up. Br J Cancer, 75(6), 914–920. Kiebert, G. M., Welvaart, K., Kievit, J. (1993). Psychological effects of routine follow up on cancer patients after surgery. Eur J Surg, 159(11–12), 601–607 Thewes, B., Butow, P., Zachariae, R., Christensen, S., Simard, S & Gotay, C. (2012). Fear of cancer recurrence: a systematic literature review of self-report measures. Psycho-Oncology, 21, 571–587 Primary use / Purpose: The Attitude Follow-Up Scale (AFS) is a 19-item inventory rated on a 4 point Likert-type scale. Its purpose is to measure the attitudes of cancer patients towards follow-up. Patients’ attitudes are measured under four dimensions: communication (with a physician), reassurance, nervous anticipation, and perceived disadvantages of the follow-up process. Background: A substantial amount of research exists on the well-being and quality of life associated with clinical samples, especially those diagnosed with cancer. However, little research has specifically studied the physical and psychological outcomes associated with follow-up procedures between patient and physician. To address this, Stiggelbout, de Haes, & Vree et al. (1997) tweaked an existing scale developed by Kiebert, Welvaart, Kievit (1993) and ended up with the Attitude Follow-Up Scale (AFS). Psychometrics: The psychometric properties of the Attitude Follow-Up Scale (AFS) are discussed in Stiggelbout, de Haes, & Vree et al. (1997). Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.13072/midss.324