The geriatric anxiety inventory: international use and future directions

Pachana, Nancy A. and Byrne, Gerard J. (2012) The geriatric anxiety inventory: international use and future directions. Australian Psychologist, 47 1: 33-38. doi:10.1111/j.1742-9544.2011.00052.x

Author Pachana, Nancy A.
Byrne, Gerard J.
Title The geriatric anxiety inventory: international use and future directions
Journal name Australian Psychologist   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0005-0067
Publication date 2012-03-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1742-9544.2011.00052.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 47
Issue 1
Start page 33
End page 38
Total pages 6
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Language eng
Abstract Anxiety in later life is relatively common in older populations but remains under-diagnosed and treated. Both primary and comorbid anxiety disorders in later life contribute to overall burden of disease, which is reflected in excess morbidity and mortality. One important means to reduce excess burden and instigate appropriate treatments for older adults with anxiety is to accurately assess this condition more across diagnoses and settings. The introduction of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory and its variations has made an impact on assessment of anxiety research internationally, contributing to the growing global interest in the topic of late-life anxiety. This article discusses reasons for developing the test, processes of test construction, description of the most recent versions of the test, issues in developing culturally-appropriate normative data, adoption of the tests by researchers and clinicians, and future development plans for the test.
Keyword Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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