Faculty Articles

Title

Behavioral Assessment of Anxiety in Older Adults: Some Comments

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1993

Publication Title

Behavior Modification

Volume

17

Issue/Number

2

First Page

99

ISSN

0145-4455

Last Page

112

Abstract/Excerpt

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.

DOI

10.1177/01454455930172001

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