Revisiting the factor structure of the Agoraphobic Cognitions Questionnaire and Body Sensations Questionnaire: A confirmatory factor analysis study

Khawaja, Nigar G. (2003) Revisiting the factor structure of the Agoraphobic Cognitions Questionnaire and Body Sensations Questionnaire: A confirmatory factor analysis study. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioural Assessment, 25(1), pp. 57-63.

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Abstract

The twin scales, Agoraphobic Cognitions Questionnaire (ACQ) and Body Sensations Questionnaire (BSQ) (Chambless, Caputo, Bright & Gallagher, 1984) have been used frequently in the area of anxiety, and in particular, panic disorder with agoraphobia. The present study employed confirmatory factor analysis to investigate the factor structure of the scales on a sample of Australian anxiety disorder patients. Model testing indicated that neither the original nor the modified factor structures offered a good fit to the data.
In addition, confirmatory factor analyses highlighted statistical inconsistencies in the scales. Except for a few, most of the items were problematic. This indicated a need for possible revision of the scales. Moreover, until further research is conducted, researchers and clinicians are recommended to use the scales with caution.

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ID Code: 4466
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Agoraphobic Cognitions Questionnaire and Body Sensations Questionnaire
DOI: 10.1023/A:1022204104267
ISSN: 1573-3505
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology Psychopharmacology Physiological Psychology) (170101)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Springer
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Deposited On: 14 Jun 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 12:58

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