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The assessment of panic using self-report: A comprehensive survey of validated instruments

Bouchard, S., Pelletier, M. H., Gauthier, J. G., Cote, G., and Laberge, B.
A repertoire of reliable and valid self-report instruments to assess panic and panic disorder would help both researchers and clinicians. This review presents a description and an analysis of the available instruments. Following a comprehensive search of the literature, 14 instruments with published information on reliability and validity were reviewed. The following information is reported for each instrument: brief description of the instrument and its development, mean and standard deviation for clinical and nonclinical samples, and psychometric properties. Four types of instruments are presented: general assessment and information (n = 2), severity of panic disorder (n = 2), body sensations (n = 2) and cognitive dimensions of panic (n = 8). Overall, it would seem that panic measures have moderate to excellent psychometric qualities. However, the comparison between the instruments is difficult because the amount of empirical support available varies widely from one instrument to the other. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Doi 10.1016/S0887-6185(96)00037-0
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Journal of Anxiety Disorders
Publication year:
Symptom status:
Cognitive/mental state
Adults (18-65)
Children (0-18)
Seniors (65+)
Mental and behavioural disorders and related symptoms
PRO / non-PRO:
Patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
1 - Questionnaires
3 - Diaries
6 - Clinical rating scales
ACQ - Agoraphobic Cognitions Questionnaire
ACS - Agoraphobic Cognitions Scale
ASI - Anxiety Sensitivity Index (versions: ASI-R - ASI-Revised)
BSQ - Body Sensations Questionnaire
CCQ-M - Catastrophic Cognitions Questionnaire-Modified (CCQ-M)
NIGH PQ - National Institute of Mental Health Panic Questionnaire
PACQ - Panic Attack Cognition Questionnaire
PAI - Panic Appraisal Inventory
P&A - Panic and Agoraphobia Scale
PAQ DSM-III-R version - Panic Attack Questionnaire
PASQ - Panic Attack Symptoms Questionnaire
PASS - Panic-Associated Symptoms Scale
PBQ - Panic Belief Questionnaire
SE-CPAQ - Self-Eficacy to Control Panic Attacks Questionnaire (SE-CPAQ)