Anxiety and related Disorder

Anxiety and related Disorder

Focus is CHILDREN 

Identify at least two (2) assessment instruments-that can be used in the assessment/diagnosis of an anxiety or related disorder.


1.Identify a scholarly, peer reviewed article that addresses the use of the instrument.

2.Discuss if the instrument is appropriate for diagnosing the condition it is designed to assess, or if the instruments developers report that the instrument is only part of a comprehensive assessment for the condition.

3.Describe whether or not the instrument can be used to measure patient response to therapy/treatment.

4.Discuss the psychometrics of the instrument including reliability and validity.

5.Discuss any limitations associated with the use of the instrument.


Preferred References – 

1.These below are my preferred references. You can add to this BUT must use this.

2.Please ITEMIZE the questions and  responses and please ensure that the responses are concise and direct.

3.I attached a sample copy


Vieira de Campos, F., Antunes, C. F., Buchhorn Cintra Damião, E., Mariano Rossato, L., & Castanheira Nascimento, L. (2020). Anxiety assessment tools in hospitalized children. Acta Paulista de Enfermagem, 33(5), 1–8. 


McLellan, L. F., Kangas, M., Rapee, R. M., Iverach, L., Wuthrich, V. M., Hudson, J. L., & Lyneham, H. J. (2021). The Youth Online Diagnostic Assessment (YODA): Validity of a New Tool to Assess Anxiety Disorders in Youth. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 52(2), 270–280. 


Carruthers, S., Kent, R., Hollocks, M. J., & Simonoff, E. (2020). Brief Report: Testing the Psychometric Properties of the Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale (SCAS) and the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED) in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 50(7), 2625–2632. 


Lazor, T., Tigelaar, L., Pole, J., Souza, C., Tomlinson, D., Sung, L., Pole, J. D., & De Souza, C. (2017). Instruments to measure anxiety in children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer: a systematic review. Supportive Care in Cancer, 25(9), 2921–2931. 


Spence, S. H. (2018). Assessing anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Child & Adolescent Mental Health, 23(3), 266–282.

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