The scale consists of six subscales aimed at assessing specific types of anxiety: Social Phobia (SP), Panic disorder (PD), agoraphobia (AP), Generalised Anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Separation anxiety disorder (SAD), and specific phobias (PFI[fear of physical injury]).
Subscales are scored separately to produce scores pertinent to the specific sub-construct, and also added together for an overall anxiety symptoms score. Since its creation, the scale has become a standard questionnaire and its psychometrics have been tested thoroughly in a multitude of studies across several countries.
Susan H Spence
Questionnaire / Scales