Behavioral Assessment of Anxiety in Older Adults: Some Comments
Aged, Anxiety Disorders Diagnosis, Anxiety Disorders, Psychology, Cross-Sectional Studies, Incidence, Middle Aged, Personality Assessment, Epidemiology
The behavioral assessment of anxiety in older adults is reviewed in this article. Despite the high rate of anxiety symptoms uncovered during the course of large-scale epidemiological studies, the comprehensive evaluation of anxiety in this age group (55 and over) is not highly sophisticated at this juncture. In this review, diagnostic issues, psychometric evaluation, motoric assessment, and psychophysiological assessment are considered. Throughout the articles, gaps in the extant research are identified, and a research agenda for the future is developed.
Van Hasselt, V. B.,
Goreczny, A. J.
(1993). Behavioral Assessment of Anxiety in Older Adults: Some Comments. Behavior Modification, 17(2), 99-112.
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