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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.

Categories

Geographies Tested: Uganda

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adults

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

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.

Original 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

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