Coronavirus Anxiety Scale (CAS) is a 5-item measure of respondents' COVID-19 related anxiety in the form of physical and psychological symptoms.
Geographies Tested: Uganda
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adults
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.
Not at all - 0
Rarely - 1
Several days - 2
More than seven days - 3
Nearly every day - 4
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.
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
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