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24-10-2016 | Uitgave 1/2017

Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 1/2017

A Systematic Review of the Psychometric Properties of Trait Cognitive Self-Report Measures in Social Anxiety

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Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment > Uitgave 1/2017
Auteurs:
Jo-Elle Stein, Matthew Modini, Caroline Hunt, Maree J. Abbott

Abstract

Cognitive factors, including beliefs, thoughts and assumptions have been found to play an important role in the development and maintenance of Social Anxiety Disorder. Trait cognitive self-report measures of social anxiety are widely used in research and clinical settings. It is imperative that only measures with good psychometric properties are used in order to interpret assessment scores accurately, and to make valid and reliable conclusions. The present systematic review evaluated the psychometric properties of trait cognitive self-report measures of social anxiety. Relevant studies were identified via a comprehensive and systematic search of academic databases. The reported psychometric properties of included studies were analysed by applying an appraisal of adequacy tool developed by Terwee et al. (2007). Of the 3091 studies identified, 50 studies met the inclusion criteria, and they included 21 measures. Included studies demonstrated that a number of measures had some adequate psychometric properties, however, no measure fulfilled criteria for all psychometric properties according to the appraisal tool. Findings highlight the need to further establish the psychometric properties of cognitive self-report measures of social anxiety in clinical and research settings through additional empirical studies.

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