Coronavirus Anxiety Scale (CAS)

Coronavirus Anxiety Scale (CAS) is a 5-item measure of respondents' COVID-19 related anxiety in the form of physical and psychological symptoms.


Short Measure

ITEMS:

1. I felt dizzy, lightheaded, or faint when I read or listened to news about the coronavirus.
2. I had trouble falling or staying asleep because I was thinking about the coronavirus.
3. I felt paralyzed or frozen when I thought about or was exposed to information about the coronavirus.
4. I lost interest in eating when I thought about or was exposed to information about the coronavirus.
5. I felt nauseous or had stomach problems when I thought about or was exposed to information about the coronavirus.

Response Options:
Not at all - 0
Rarely - 1
Several days - 2
More than seven days - 3
Nearly every day - 4

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Uganda

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

Participant responses are added together to calculate their overall score, which could range from 0–20. A total score of 9 or greater is classified as dysfunctional anxiety.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Miller, A. P., Mugamba, S., Bulamba, R. M., Kyasanku, E., Nkale, J., Nalugoda, F., Nakigozi, G., Kigozi, G., Nalwoga, G. K., Kagaayi, J., Watya, S., & Wagman, J. A. (2022). Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on women’s alcohol use, mental health, and experiences of intimate partner violence in Wakiso, Uganda. PLoS One, 17(2), e0263827. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0263827

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

MEDIUM
Total Score: 3.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

LOW

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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