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dc.contributor.authorMahoney, Alison E Jen
dc.contributor.authorHobbs, Megan Jen
dc.contributor.authorNewby, Jill Men
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Alishia Den
dc.contributor.authorSunderland, Matthewen
dc.contributor.authorAndrews, Gavinen
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-22T04:43:07Z-
dc.date.available2020-05-22T04:43:07Z-
dc.date.issued2016-10-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Affective Disorders, v.203, p. 256-264en
dc.identifier.issn1573-2517en
dc.identifier.issn0165-0327en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/28753-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Understanding behavioral avoidance associated with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) has implications for the classification, theoretical conceptualization, and clinical management of the disorder. This study describes the development and preliminary psychometric evaluation of a self-report measure of avoidant behaviors associated with GAD: the Worry Behaviors Inventory (WBI). Methods: The WBI was administered to treatment-seeking patients (N=1201). Convergent validity was assessed by correlating the WBI with measures of GAD symptom severity. Divergent validity was assessed by correlating the WBI with measures of general disability and measures of depression, social anxiety and panic disorder symptom severity. Results: Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses supported a two-factor structure (Safety Behaviors and Avoidance). Internal reliability was acceptable for the 10-item WBI scale (α=.86), Safety Behaviors (α=.85) and Avoidance subscales (α=.75). Evidence of convergent, divergent, and discriminant validity is reported. WBI subscales demonstrated differential associations with measures of symptom severity. The Safety Behaviors subscale was more strongly associated with GAD symptoms than symptoms of other disorders, whereas the Avoidance subscale was as strongly correlated with GAD severity as it was with depression, social anxiety and panic disorder severity. Limitations: Structured diagnostic interviews were not conducted therefor validity analyses are limited to probable diagnoses based on self-report. The cross-sectional design precluded examination of the WBI's temporal stability and treatment sensitivity. Conclusions: Preliminary evidence supports the use of the WBI in research and clinical settings and may assist clinicians to identify behaviors that are theorized to maintain GAD and that can be targeted during psychological treatment.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Affective Disordersen
dc.titleThe Worry Behaviors Inventory: Assessing the behavioral avoidance associated with generalized anxiety disorderen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jad.2016.06.020en
dc.identifier.pmid27314812en
local.contributor.firstnameAlison E Jen
local.contributor.firstnameMegan Jen
local.contributor.firstnameJill Men
local.contributor.firstnameAlishia Den
local.contributor.firstnameMatthewen
local.contributor.firstnameGavinen
local.subject.for2008110319 Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)en
local.subject.for2008111714 Mental Healthen
local.subject.for2008170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessmenten
local.subject.seo2008920410 Mental Healthen
local.subject.seo2008920204 Evaluation of Health Outcomesen
local.profile.schoolNew England Institute of Healthcare Research, Faculty of Medicine and Healthen
local.profile.emailmegan.hobbs@une.edu.auen
local.output.categoryC1en
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local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.publisher.placeThe Netherlandsen
local.format.startpage256en
local.format.endpage264en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume203en
local.title.subtitleAssessing the behavioral avoidance associated with generalized anxiety disorderen
local.contributor.lastnameMahoneyen
local.contributor.lastnameHobbsen
local.contributor.lastnameNewbyen
local.contributor.lastnameWilliamsen
local.contributor.lastnameSunderlanden
local.contributor.lastnameAndrewsen
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local.date.onlineversion2016-06-06-
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local.title.maintitleThe Worry Behaviors Inventoryen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
local.search.authorMahoney, Alison E Jen
local.search.authorHobbs, Megan Jen
local.search.authorNewby, Jill Men
local.search.authorWilliams, Alishia Den
local.search.authorSunderland, Matthewen
local.search.authorAndrews, Gavinen
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local.year.available2016en
local.year.published2016en
local.fileurl.closedpublishedhttps://rune.une.edu.au/web/retrieve/b9cbc110-b4f1-4cfa-a67c-8c6247d77640en
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