Robust dimensions of anxiety sensitivity: development and initial validation of the Anxiety Sensitivity Index-3.

@article{Taylor2007RobustDO,
  title={Robust dimensions of anxiety sensitivity: development and initial validation of the Anxiety Sensitivity Index-3.},
  author={Steven Taylor and Michael J. Zvolensky and Brian J. Cox and Brett J. Deacon and Richard G. Heimberg and Deborah Roth Ledley and Jonathan S. Abramowitz and Robert M. Holaway and Bonifacio Sand{\'i}n and Sherry H. Stewart and Meredith E. Coles and Winnie Eng and Erin Scott Daly and Willem A Arrindell and Martine Bouvard and Samuel Jurado C{\'a}rdenas},
  journal={Psychological assessment},
  year={2007},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={
          176-88
        }
}
Accumulating evidence suggests that anxiety sensitivity (fear of arousal-related sensations) plays an important role in many clinical conditions, particularly anxiety disorders. Research has increasingly focused on how the basic dimensions of anxiety sensitivity are related to various forms of psychopathology. Such work has been hampered because the original measure--the Anxiety Sensitivity Index (ASI)--was not designed to be multidimensional. Subsequently developed multidimensional measures… 

Tables from this paper

Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Anxiety Sensitivity Index-3
Anxiety sensitivity, or the fear of anxiety and related physiological sensations, has been found to amplify fears and operates as a risk factor for anxiety and related pathology. Factor analytic
Dimensions of anxiety sensitivity in the anxiety disorders: evaluation of the ASI-3.
The Latent Structure of Anxiety Sensitivity—Revisited
TLDR
Results of the present research provided convergent evidence for a latent anxiety sensitivity dimension and several potential explanations for the discrepancy between these findings and those of previous research are discussed.
Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of the Anxiety Sensitivity Index-3 in an Italian Community Sample
TLDR
Assessment of the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Anxiety Sensitivity Index-3 in an Italian community sample suggests that the ASI-3 is comprised of a dominant general factor and three specific independent factors; given the dominance of the general factor, the use of the ASi-3 total score as a measure of thegeneral fear of anxiety is recommended in both clinical and research settings.
Categorical or dimensional: a reanalysis of the anxiety sensitivity construct.
Construct Validity of the Anxiety Sensitivity Index–3 in Clinical Samples
TLDR
The ASI-3 successfully discriminated patients with anxiety disorders from patients with nonanxiety disorders, and correlations of the ASi-3 scales with other measures of clinical symptoms and negative affect substantiated convergent and discriminant validity.
Comparisons of Different Measures of Anxiety Sensitivity
Anxiety sensitivity refers to the fear of anxiety based on the belief that anxiety has damaging physical, psychological and social consequences, which is the significant risk factor for the
A Bifactor Model of Anxiety Sensitivity: Analysis of the Anxiety Sensitivity Index-3
The purpose of the current study was to investigate the fit of a bifactor model of the Anxiety Sensitivity Index-3 (ASI-3; Taylor et al. Psychological Assessment, 19, 176–188, 2007) as well as to
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 38 REFERENCES
Taxonicity of anxiety sensitivity: a multi-national analysis.
Anxiety sensitivity in six countries.
An expanded anxiety sensitivity index: evidence for a hierarchic structure in a clinical sample.
Anxiety sensitivity: multiple dimensions and hierarchic structure.
The Anxiety Sensitivity Index: Item Analysis and Suggestions for Refinement
TLDR
The results of these analyses suggest that the 2 scales function comparably in many respects but that the new 11-item ASI appears to tap 2 primary aspects of anxiety sensitivity: fears of somatic sensations of anxiety and fears of loss of mental control.
Hierarchical structure and general factor saturation of the Anxiety Sensitivity Index : Evidence and implications
Boston University The Anxiety Sensitivity Index (ASI) is one of the most widely used measures of the construct of anxiety sensitivity. Until the recent introduction of a hierarchical model of the ASI
Gender differences in dimensions of anxiety sensitivity.
Anxiety sensitivity and depression: how are they related?
TLDR
Principal components analysis revealed 3 factors of anxiety sensitivity: fear of publicly observable symptoms, fear of loss of cognitive control, and fear of bodily sensations, which were correlated with anxiety- related measures but not with depression-related measures.
...
...