A FIRST VERSION OF A BRIEF ANXIETY SCALE BASED ON THE <I>INVENTORY OF SITUATIONS AND RESPONSES OF ANXIETY</I> (I.S.R.A.)

  • Francisco Martínez-Sánchez
  • Antonio Cano-Vindel
  • Jose C. Castillo Precioso
  • Jose A. Sánchez García
  • Beatriz Ortiz Soria
  • Ester Gordillo del Valle
Keywords: anxiety, anxiety assessment, anxiety disorders

Abstract

In this paper a preliminary version of a brief anxiety scale, extracted from the Inventory of Situations and Responses of Anxiety, I.S.R.A. (Miguel Tobal & Cano Vindel, 1986, 1988, 1994) is presented. This scale tries to assess the general level of anxiety in a simple way. Starting from the 24 (7 cognitive, 10 physiological, and 7 motor) responses of anxiety -all of them included in the ISRA-, some items were reformulated, instructions were changed, the way of response was modified, and finally 17 items following a factorial criterium were selected. This paper describes the factorial structure of the scale, and the general anxiety levels in different groups, as well as the correlation with the S.T.A.I., in a sample of 238 subjects (control group, patients with anxiety disorders and patients with somatic diseases). The results show that the two clinical groups are significantly higher than the normal group in the general level of anxiety; as well as, the somatic group is higher than the anxiety disorders group. Factor analysis support the tridimensional model of anxiety (cognitive, physiological and motor anxiety responses). Finally, this paper is concluded showing that this scale is a useful measure to assess anxiety responses.

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Author Biographies

Francisco Martínez-Sánchez
Departamento de Psicología Básica y Metodología Universidad de Murcia
Antonio Cano-Vindel
Dpto. de Psicología Básica (Procesos Cognitivos) Universidad Complutense
Jose C. Castillo Precioso
Centro de Atención Primaria del INSALUD Hellín
Jose A. Sánchez García
Centro de Atención Primaria del INSALUD Hellín
How to Cite
Martínez-Sánchez, F., Cano-Vindel, A., Castillo Precioso, J. C., Sánchez García, J. A., Ortiz Soria, B., & Gordillo del Valle, E. (1). A FIRST VERSION OF A BRIEF ANXIETY SCALE BASED ON THE <I>INVENTORY OF SITUATIONS AND RESPONSES OF ANXIETY</I&gt; (I.S.R.A.). Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 11(1), 97-104. Retrieved from https://revistas.um.es/analesps/article/view/29881
Section
Clinical and Health Psychology

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