Validity of the Faces Anxiety Scale for the assessment of state anxiety in intensive care patients not receiving mechanical ventilation

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dc.contributor.author McKinley, SM
dc.contributor.author Madronio, C
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-15T07:27:29Z
dc.date.issued 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 2008, 64 (5), pp. 503 - 507
dc.identifier.issn 0022-3999
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12823
dc.description.abstract Objectives Anxiety is a commonly reported discomfort in critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) but is rarely assessed routinely in a systematic manner. The main aim of this study was to assess criterion validity of the Faces Anxiety Scale in relation to the State-Anxiety Inventory (SAI) in intensive care patients able to respond verbally to the items in the SAI of the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. It also reports on the severity of anxiety in intensive care patients not receiving mechanical ventilation. Methods Nonventilated intensive care patients (n=100) self-reported anxiety levels on the Faces Anxiety Scale and on the SAI, administered in random order. Validity was examined using Spearman's ?. Results Patients had a mean age of 59.8 years and 65% were male; were in ICU for mainly cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurological diagnoses; and had median length of stay of 2.1 days. The correlation between the two scales was .70 (P<.0005), indicating good criterion validity. Patients reported low to moderate levels of anxiety on both the Faces Anxiety Scale and the Spielberger SAI.
dc.publisher Elsevier Inc
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2008.02.002
dc.title Validity of the Faces Anxiety Scale for the assessment of state anxiety in intensive care patients not receiving mechanical ventilation
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Psychosomatic Research
dc.journal.volume 5
dc.journal.volume 64
dc.journal.number 5 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 503 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 507 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 930003
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Anxiety; Critical care; Intensive care; Measurement en_US
dc.description.keywords Anxiety
dc.description.keywords Critical care
dc.description.keywords Intensive care
dc.description.keywords Measurement
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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