GAD-7 Anxiety Scale

Screen for generalized anxiety disorder

Questions

1.Over the Last 2 weeks, How Often Have You Been Bothered By Feeling Nervous, Anxious, or On Edge?
2.Over the Last 2 weeks, How Often Have You Been Bothered By Not Being Able to Stop or Control Worrying?
3.Over the Last 2 weeks, How Often Have You Been Bothered By Worrying Too Much About Different Things?
4.Over the Last 2 weeks, How Often Have You Been Bothered By Trouble Relaxing?
5.Over the Last 2 weeks, How Often Have You Been Bothered By Being So Restless That it is Hard To Sit Still?
6.Over the Last 2 weeks, How Often Have You Been Bothered By Becoming Easily Annoyed or Irritable?
7.Over the Last 2 weeks, How Often Have You Been Bothered By Feeling Afraid as if Something Awful Might Happen?

About

The generalized anxiety disorder seven-item (GAD-7) scale is used to screen for GAD in primary care. It can be used to monitor severity of symptoms over time and has been found to be sensitive to change.

For the diagnosis of GAD, sensitivity is 89% and specificity 82%.

References

Spitzer RL, Kroenke K, Williams JB, Lowe B.

A brief measure for assessing generalized anxiety disorder: the GAD-7.

Archives of Internal Medicine 2006 May 22, 166 (10): 1092-7

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Created by on 12/06/2016

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1. Over the Last 2 weeks, How Often Have You Been Bothered By Feeling Nervous, Anxious, or On Edge?

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