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Anxiety sensitivity profile

Title: Anxiety sensitivity profile: predictive and incremental validity.
Name(s): Schmidt, Norman B, author
Keough, Meghan E, author
Timpano, Kiara R, author
Richey, J Anthony, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2008-10-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Anxiety sensitivity (AS) is a well-researched risk factor for the development of anxiety psychopathology. AS is typically measured using the anxiety sensitivity index (ASI) but limitations have led to the creation of second generation measures of AS including the anxiety sensitivity profile (ASP). The ASP has not been used very extensively, however, and we believe this may be due to two important issues: (1) the ASP is lengthy, and (2) the predictive validity of the ASP is unexplored in relation to critical outcomes such as anxiety psychopathology. The purpose of the present report was to address these two issues. We evaluated whether an abbreviated form of the ASP was viable and also conducted tests of the scale's predictive validity. Findings suggest that a 22-item version of the ASP (i.e., ASP-22) is comparable to the original 60-item ASP. Moreover, the ASP-22 was predictive of anxious responding to a CO(2) challenge. In fact, the ASP-22 outperformed the ASI as a predictor of CO(2) reactivity. Also, the ASP-22 was a significant longitudinal predictor of incidence of Axis I diagnoses. In regard to predictive validity, the ASP-22 was comparable to the original ASP. In summary, the ASP-22 appears to represent a viable measure of AS that may complement the ASI.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_18242951 (IID), 10.1016/j.janxdis.2007.12.003 (DOI), PMC2600663 (PMCID), 18242951 (RID), 18242951 (EID), S0887-6185(07)00214-9 (PII)
Grant Number: P50 HD 052120, P50 HD052120, P50 HD052120-01, R01 MH 064734-04A1, R01 MH064734-01A1, R21 MH 62056, R21 MH062056-01A2
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at
Subject(s): Acute Disease
Anxiety Disorders/diagnosis
Anxiety Disorders/metabolism
Anxiety Disorders/psychology
Carbon Dioxide/metabolism
Panic Disorder/diagnosis
Panic Disorder/psychology
Predictive Value of Tests
Prospective Studies
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity
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Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of anxiety disorders.
Issue: iss. 7, vol. 22

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Schmidt, N. B., Keough, M. E., Timpano, K. R., & Richey, J. A. (2008). Anxiety sensitivity profile: predictive and incremental validity. Journal Of Anxiety Disorders. Retrieved from