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Perceived stress in anxiety disorders and the general population: a study of the Sheehan stress vulnerability scale.

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Connor, KM; Vaishnavi, S; Davidson, JRT; Sheehan, DV; Sheehan, KH
Published in: Psychiatry Res
June 30, 2007

The objectives of this study were to (1) validate and establish normative values for a single-item, self-rated measure of perceived stress, the Stress Vulnerability Scale (SVS); and (2) compare levels of perceived stress in patients with anxiety disorders with the general population. The sample was drawn from the general population (n=630) and from participants in pharmacotherapy trials of anxiety disorders (social phobia, n=127; posttraumatic stress disorder, n=116). The SVS was administered at baseline in all groups and following treatment in the placebo-controlled clinical trial samples. The SVS demonstrated good reliability and validity. Pretreatment scores in the anxiety disorders were significantly greater than in the general population. Perceptions of vulnerability to the effects of daily stress are considerably greater in anxiety disorders compared to the general population and also differ within the anxiety disorders.

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Psychiatry Res

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ISSN

0165-1781

Publication Date

June 30, 2007

Volume

151

Issue

3

Start / End Page

249 / 254

Location

Ireland

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
  • Risk Factors
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Reference Values
  • Psychometrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Phobic Disorders
  • Personality Inventory
 

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Connor, K. M., Vaishnavi, S., Davidson, J. R. T., Sheehan, D. V., & Sheehan, K. H. (2007). Perceived stress in anxiety disorders and the general population: a study of the Sheehan stress vulnerability scale. Psychiatry Res, 151(3), 249–254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2006.11.008
Connor, Kathryn M., Sandeep Vaishnavi, Jonathan R. T. Davidson, David V. Sheehan, and K Harnett Sheehan. “Perceived stress in anxiety disorders and the general population: a study of the Sheehan stress vulnerability scale.Psychiatry Res 151, no. 3 (June 30, 2007): 249–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2006.11.008.
Connor KM, Vaishnavi S, Davidson JRT, Sheehan DV, Sheehan KH. Perceived stress in anxiety disorders and the general population: a study of the Sheehan stress vulnerability scale. Psychiatry Res. 2007 Jun 30;151(3):249–54.
Connor, Kathryn M., et al. “Perceived stress in anxiety disorders and the general population: a study of the Sheehan stress vulnerability scale.Psychiatry Res, vol. 151, no. 3, June 2007, pp. 249–54. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2006.11.008.
Connor KM, Vaishnavi S, Davidson JRT, Sheehan DV, Sheehan KH. Perceived stress in anxiety disorders and the general population: a study of the Sheehan stress vulnerability scale. Psychiatry Res. 2007 Jun 30;151(3):249–254.
Journal cover image

Published In

Psychiatry Res

DOI

ISSN

0165-1781

Publication Date

June 30, 2007

Volume

151

Issue

3

Start / End Page

249 / 254

Location

Ireland

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
  • Risk Factors
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Reference Values
  • Psychometrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Phobic Disorders
  • Personality Inventory