Preliminary validation of an ultra-brief version of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire.

@article{Berle2011PreliminaryVO,
  title={Preliminary validation of an ultra-brief version of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire.},
  author={David Berle and Vladan Starcevic and Karen S. Moses and Anthony J Hannan and Denise Milicevic and Peter Sammut},
  journal={Clinical psychology & psychotherapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={
          339-46
        }
}
The Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ) is widely regarded as the gold standard self-report questionnaire for pathological worry. However, the factorial structure of the scale remains contentious. We sought to determine whether a psychometrically sound brief version of the PSWQ, which avoids contentious items and yet incorporates the essential features of pathological worry, could be derived from the existing PSWQ item pool. After inspecting items of the PSWQ and the findings of previous… CONTINUE READING

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