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Measuring anxiety states in the elderly using the state-trait anxiety inventory for children

Authors
Journal
Journal of Psychiatric Research
0022-3956
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
27
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0022-3956(93)90055-7
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Healthy elderly persons aged 60 to 95 years were administered the Children's State version of the State-trait Anxiety Inventory (STAIC-S), the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) and the Minimental State Examination (MMSE) in order to establish descriptive data on the STAIC-S for use with a geriatric population. The STAIC-S was found to be internally consistent and temporally stable over an average of 11 days. In addition, factor analysis and correlations with the GDS and MMSE are presented. The authors suggest that the STAIC-S is both reliable and valid when used with an elderly population.

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