Despite the high rate of anxiety in individuals with autism spectrum disorder asd, measuring anxiety in asd is fraught with uncertainty. After translation and backtranslation of the asp, the content validity ratio cvr and the content validity index cvi of each item were calculated based on the opinions of a panel of 10 experts. The screen for child anxiety related disorders scared traumatic stress disorder scale muris, merckelbach, korver, and meesters, 2000 on the following page is a brief initial screen for the presence of ptsd symptoms. The scale is comprised of ten items, and takes about five to eight minutes to administer.
The spence childrens anxiety scale scas was developed by dr. You can then use the dropdown menu underneath score range on each subscale total score to manually identify the range that each score falls within. The primary care anxiety and depression scale table 1. It was developed on a twofactor model of death anxiety including psychological factors that are. The westside test anxiety scale is an extremely brief screening instrument meant to identify students with anxiety impairments. A parentreport measure of childrens anxiety spence childrens. Validation of the anxiety scale for pregnancy in a sample. Each item is scored on a scale of 0 not present to 4. The amsterdam preoperative anxiety and information scale. Beck anxiety inventory below is a list of common symptoms of anxiety.
Sensitivity specificity ouestion no or both a01 %i %i kappa value 1 do you sleep badly. It has been used in emdr, traumafocused therapy tft, eft, cbt, anxiety disorders and for research purposes. Five hundred and fifty four school children, 8 to 12 years of age, completed the spanish version of the spence childrens anxiety scale scas, the itaunam, which measures anxiety in children, and the cesd measuring depression. However, these questionnaires generally contain many items, and might not be ideal for screening in large populations, or repeated testing in clinical settings. Pdf the utility of the spence childrens anxiety scale. This has led to assessments of anxiety symptom impact or anxiety life interference becoming less common, despite reductions in these impairments contributing to clients. By doing so the tscore will automatically be computed for each subscale and the overall total score. To what extent does the anxiety scale of the fourdimensional. You can learn more about the test from the official homepage click on the circle that shows how often each of these things happen to you. Relationships between alienation anxiety and aggression. Generalized anxiety disorder 7item gad7 scale over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by the following problems. The suds may be used as a benchmark for a professional or observer to evaluate the progress of treatment. How to use patients will circle 1 of the 4 numbers in response to the questions. Child anxiety life interference scale calis psychtools.
The spence children anxiety scale scas, spence, 1997. Emerging evidence also suggests that a large number of postpartum women who do not meet diagnostic criteria for a specific anxiety disorder yet experience a clinically significant anxiety symptoms which are distinct from anxiety experienced at other times of. Spanish version of the spence childrens anxiety scale scas. For each item, select the number for the answer that best describes your experience over the past week. Indicate how much you have been bothered by that symptom during the past month, including today, by circling the number in the corresponding space in the column next to each symptom. An ivr version of the scale is available from healthcare technology systems. Mq36112 3000129011 this instrument is designed for screening purposes only and is not to be used as a diagnostic tool. Outcome measure spence childrens anxiety scale scas. The literature provides several examples of anxiety symptoms questionnaires for children. Tick the box beside the reply that is closest to how you have been feeling in the past week. The spence childrens anxiety scale scas is an extensively used and evaluated 44item questionnaire developed to assess anxiety symptoms in.
The scale is completed by asking the child to read and follow the instructions on the printed form. The spence childrens anxiety scale scas is a child selfreport measure designed to evaluate symptoms relating to separation anxiety, social phobia, obsessivecompulsive disorder, panic. The healthcare provider, nurse, or medical staff assistant. The primary care anxiety and depression pcad scale. Anxiety scale for pregnancy asp in a sample of iranian women. In addition to the total score, six subscales based on dsmiv criteria exist. Validity statistics for the 12 items of the pcad scale anxiety a. Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry, 33, 118. Death anxiety has been assessed majorly through the selfreport measures. Memory and behavior problem checklist mbpc achievement anxiety test. Hospital anxiety and depression scale hads tick the box beside the reply that is closest to how you have been feeling in the past week. Outcome measure spence childrens anxiety scale scas sensitivity to change yes population paediatrics domain psychological status type of measure parentreport, selfreport icfcodes b1 description the spence childrens anxiety scale scas was developed to assess the severity of anxiety symptoms broadly in line with the dimensions of anxiety.
The anxiety scale consists of four items questions 1, 2, 4, 5, each of which could be scored from 1 to 5. It has been used by school counselors over several years, and has been the primary anxiety measure in three research projects. Overall anxiety severity and impairment scale oasis. Appearance anxiety as a dimension of socialevaluative anxiety. Screen for child anxiety related disorders scared child. Psychometric properties of the spence childrens anxiety scale with young adolescents. Base your answers on your experience in the past week and, if you have completed the scale previously, be as consistent as possible in your perception of the situation described. The individual selfassesses where they are on the scale. Spanish validation of the spence childrens anxiety scale. The sudlevel was developed by joseph wolpe in 1969. There was a highly significant difference p childrens anxiety scale parent report your name. Child anxiety life interference scale calis commonly, clinical measures of childrens anxiety focus on the assessment of disorder symptoms to support formal diagnoses. The pediatric anxiety rating scale pars is to be used to rate the severity of anxiety in children and adolescents, ages 6 to 17 years. Despite this, the reported levels of inter rater reliability for the scale appear to be acceptable.
Below is a list of sentences that describe how people feel. The spence childrens anxiety scale scas developed by spence 1998, is a selfreport measure designed to assess the severity of anxiety symptoms in children relating to separation anxiety, social phobia, obsessivecompulsive disorder, panic agoraphobia, generalised anxiety and fears of physical injury. Liebowitz social anxiety scale name date fill out the following questionnaire with the most suitable answer listed below. For each item please circle the response that best describes your child. Pdf hospital anxiety and depression scale hads aastha. A rating scale suitable for recording anxious symptoms is described. The pdf documents below automatically score the scas questionnaire and help to calculate corresponding tscores. The score of the anxiety scale is the sum of these four questions, with a scoring range from 4 to 20. Fill out the following questionnaire with the most suitable answer listed below. Keywords anxiety, glasgow anxiety scale for people with an intellectual disability, psychometric properties, rating scale introduction selfrating scales of anxiety symptoms are well established both in clinical practice and research evaluation in.
A brief measure for assessing generalized anxiety disorder. Panicagoraphobia, separation anxiety, social phobia, fear of physical injury, obsessioncompulsions, and generalized anxiety. The spence childrens anxiety scale scas is a psychological questionnaire designed to identify symptoms of various anxiety disorders, specifically social phobia, obsessivecompulsive disorder, panic disorderagoraphobia, and other forms of anxiety, in children and adolescents between ages 8 and 15. Please circle the 4 if the item is very often true, 3 if the item is quite often true. Scale and cattell and scheiers anxiety scale questionnaire 14. Screen for child anxiety related disorders scared child versionpg. Ipat anxiety scale pdf handbook for the ipat anxiety scale questionnaire. There is no set time period over which the judgement has to be made. The assessment of anxiety symptoms in preschoolaged children.
Anxiety scale and the screen for child anxiety related emotional disorders in german children. Spence and available in various languages, the 45 question test can be. The bai was moderately correlated with the revised hamilton anxiety rating scale. Preschool anxiety scale revised pasr the subscale scores are based on results using a sample of 764 mothers and 418 fathers of children aged 3 to 5 years. It is suitable for the rating of pathological anxiety alone or for anxiety occurring in the setting of other psychological or medical. This is due, in part, to incomplete consensus on the manifestations of anxiety in this population. Read each phrase and decide if it is not true or hardly ever true or somewhat true or sometimes true or very true or often true for you. The anxiety scale of the fourdimensional symptom questionnaire 4dsq consists of an admixture of symptoms of specific anxiety disorders. Several studies suggest that postpartum anxiety is relatively common among postpartum women and may even be more common than depression.
It is a subdivision of the comprehensive psychopathological rating scale and comprises 10 items, all of which are rated on a 7 point scale. Development of the spence childrens anxiety scale short. The major sample involved in the acquisition of normative data included 2,052 children. The journal of abnormal and social psychology 482 apr 1953 285290. Thefollowingisalistofsymptomsthatpeoplesometimeshave. The study investigated the structural model of the scas found by spence. Additional references maier w, buller r, philipp m, heuser i. Spence preschool anxiety scale psychological scales. Zung selfrating anxiety scale mental health professionals. First, the state anxiety scale sanxiety evaluates the current state of anxiety.158 428 478 1481 248 998 969 549 502 330 1144 384 185 244 610 1484 935 87 583 576 546 596 1110 150 506 996 1200 1054 1151 932 1609 211 188 1127 496 392 713 734 958 1480 853