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Transient state-dependent fluctuations in anxiety measured using STAI, POMS, PANAS or VAS: a comparative review

Valentina Rossi UGent and Gilles Pourtois UGent (2012) ANXIETY STRESS AND COPING. 25(6). p.603-645
abstract
Several psychometric instruments can be used to measure state-dependent variations in anxiety, including the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), the Profile of Mood States (POMS), the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) and the Visual Analog Scales (VAS). Each of these instruments rests on specific theoretical assumptions about the construct of state anxiety, and has been widely used for this purpose in different research domains. However, it remains difficult to determine what may be the specificities of these four instruments, when the goal is to measure transient state-dependent variations in anxiety. In this work, we provide a systematic and comparative literature review of studies which have explored rapid fluctuations (i.e., test-retest intervals not exceeding 24 hours) in state anxiety by means of these specific instruments. Almost 200 studies were eventually included in our review. This comparative review confirms that, despite some disparities and specificities, each of these four instruments provides a reliable measure to capture rapid state-dependent variations in anxiety, although they have been used in non-overlapping research domains or experimental contexts.
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subject
keyword
VISUAL ANALOG SCALE, PUBLIC-SPEAKING, TRAIT ANXIETY, MOOD STATES, PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES, EMOTION THERMOMETERS, PREOPERATIVE ANXIETY, DISTRESS THERMOMETER, ANTICIPATORY NAUSEA, HEALTHY-SUBJECTS, state anxiety, self-report, STAI, POMS, PANAS, VAS
journal title
ANXIETY STRESS AND COPING
Anxiety Stress Coping
volume
25
issue
6
pages
603 - 645
Web of Science type
Review
Web of Science id
000309656000002
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY
JCR impact factor
2.108 (2012)
JCR rank
25/126 (2012)
JCR quartile
1 (2012)
ISSN
1061-5806
DOI
10.1080/10615806.2011.582948
project
The integrative neuroscience of behavioral control (Neuroscience)
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2958754
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2958754
date created
2012-07-09 14:52:16
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2013-12-30 00:30:35
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  abstract     = {Several psychometric instruments can be used to measure state-dependent variations in anxiety, including the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), the Profile of Mood States (POMS), the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) and the Visual Analog Scales (VAS). Each of these instruments rests on specific theoretical assumptions about the construct of state anxiety, and has been widely used for this purpose in different research domains. However, it remains difficult to determine what may be the specificities of these four instruments, when the goal is to measure transient state-dependent variations in anxiety. In this work, we provide a systematic and comparative literature review of studies which have explored rapid fluctuations (i.e., test-retest intervals not exceeding 24 hours) in state anxiety by means of these specific instruments. Almost 200 studies were eventually included in our review. This comparative review confirms that, despite some disparities and specificities, each of these four instruments provides a reliable measure to capture rapid state-dependent variations in anxiety, although they have been used in non-overlapping research domains or experimental contexts.},
  author       = {Rossi, Valentina and Pourtois, Gilles},
  issn         = {1061-5806},
  journal      = {ANXIETY STRESS AND COPING},
  keyword      = {VISUAL ANALOG SCALE,PUBLIC-SPEAKING,TRAIT ANXIETY,MOOD STATES,PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES,EMOTION THERMOMETERS,PREOPERATIVE ANXIETY,DISTRESS THERMOMETER,ANTICIPATORY NAUSEA,HEALTHY-SUBJECTS,state anxiety,self-report,STAI,POMS,PANAS,VAS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {603--645},
  title        = {Transient state-dependent fluctuations in anxiety measured using STAI, POMS, PANAS or VAS: a comparative review},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2011.582948},
  volume       = {25},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Rossi, Valentina, and Gilles Pourtois. 2012. “Transient State-dependent Fluctuations in Anxiety Measured Using STAI, POMS, PANAS or VAS: a Comparative Review.” Anxiety Stress and Coping 25 (6): 603–645.
APA
Rossi, V., & Pourtois, G. (2012). Transient state-dependent fluctuations in anxiety measured using STAI, POMS, PANAS or VAS: a comparative review. ANXIETY STRESS AND COPING, 25(6), 603–645.
Vancouver
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Rossi V, Pourtois G. Transient state-dependent fluctuations in anxiety measured using STAI, POMS, PANAS or VAS: a comparative review. ANXIETY STRESS AND COPING. 2012;25(6):603–45.
MLA
Rossi, Valentina, and Gilles Pourtois. “Transient State-dependent Fluctuations in Anxiety Measured Using STAI, POMS, PANAS or VAS: a Comparative Review.” ANXIETY STRESS AND COPING 25.6 (2012): 603–645. Print.