Relationship between the dimensions of anxiety sensitivity and the symptoms of anxiety in clinical and non-clinical populations

Khawaja, Nigar G., Brooks, Belinda, & Armstrong, Kerry A. (2008) Relationship between the dimensions of anxiety sensitivity and the symptoms of anxiety in clinical and non-clinical populations. Australian Journal of Psychology, 60(1), pp. 53-61.

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Anxiety sensitivity (AS) is a cognitive vulnerability to anxiety. The Anxiety Sensitivity Index (ASI) was developed to measure anxiety sensitivity but has gone through a number of revisions. The latest version, based on Australian clinical and non-clinical populations, is referred to as the ASI-21. It consists of 21 items comprising of four factors relating to the Fear of Respiratory symptoms dimension , Fear of Cardiovascular/Stroke symptoms dimension, Fear of Publicly Observable symptoms dimension and Fear of Cognitive Dyscontrol symptoms dimension. The current study aimed to explore the relationship between the dimensions of AS and the reported physiological, cognitive and phobic symptoms of anxiety in both a clinical and non-clinical population. A series of regression analyses revealed that although all dimensions had some association with the physiological, cognitive and phobic symptoms, one dimension the Fear of Cognitive Dyscontrol had the strongest relationship with symptoms of anxiety for both populations.

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ID Code: 11028
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The author-version of this article will be available 18 months after publication.
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Keywords: Anxiety, anxiety sensitivity, dimensions, physiological, cognitive and phobic symptoms
DOI: 10.1080/00049530701458506
ISSN: 1742-9536
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Australian Journal of Psychology 60(1):pp. 53-61.
Deposited On: 28 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2015 04:10

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