Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale (SCAS)



 Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale (SCAS) A 44-item measure with a self-report and a parent-report version for youths aged 7—19.  It assesses symptoms associated with:

  1. GAD, 

  2. Panic disorder

  3. Social phobia, 

  4. Seasonal affective disorder

  5. Obsessive-compulsive disorder

  6. Physical injury fears


The SCAS can be used as 

  1. A screening tool 

  2. A diagnostic tool

  3. Monitoring symptom changes over time.

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