The Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED) and traditional childhood anxiety measures

P. Muris, H. Merckelbach, B. Mayer, A. van Brakel, S. Thissen, V. Moulaert, B. Gadet

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Abstract

The Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED) is a self-report questionnaire that measures symptoms of DSM-IV linked anxiety disorders in children. This article presents two studies that investigated the relationship between the SCARED, on the one hand, and two other widely used anxiety measures for children, namely the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale (RCMAS) and the Fear Survey Schedule for Children Revised (FSSC-R), on the other hand. Results indicate that SCARED scores are positively and in a theoretically meaningful way related to RCMAS and FSSC-R scores, and thus provide evidence for the concurrent validity of the SCARED.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-339
JournalJournal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998

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