What do anxiety scales measure?

@article{Keedwell1996WhatDA,
  title={What do anxiety scales measure?},
  author={P Keedwell and R Philip Snaith},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1996},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={177-80}
}
At present researchers appear to rely on instruments for the assessment of anxiety without due consideration of what it is that the instrument may be presumed to measure. A survey was undertaken of the presently most frequently used rating scales which purport to assess anxiety. The allocation of items of the scales to the major aspects of anxiety was… CONTINUE READING