A self-report diagnostic measure of generalized anxiety disorder

Lizabeth Roemer, Mary Borkovec, Sharon Posa, T. D. Borkovec

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The present study tested the reliability of a self-report diagnostic measure of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) based on DSM criteria. Among two samples of undergraduate students, 47-80% of the GAD diagnoses by questionnaire were confirmed by diagnostic interview, with the higher rate being associated with DSM-IV criteria. Categorization of a participant as Non-GAD by questionnaire was found to be 100% reliable by interview. Given these findings as well as prior empirical support for the validity of the measure, this questionnaire has utility for identifying analogue GAD and Non-GAD participants from undergraduate populations for use in preliminary investigations of the mechanisms and functions associated with chronic worry and GAD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-350
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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