The Anxiety Experiences Questionnaire (AXEQ) is comprised of three measures: the Penn State Worry Questionnaire, the Phobia Questionnaire developed by Marks and Matthews, and the DSM-III R criteria for Panic Disorder. The Worry Questionnaire yields a Total Worry score. The Phobia Questionnaire yields a Total Phobia score, and 3 scale scores (Agoraphobia, Blood-Injury Phobia, and Social Phobia). The DSM-III R criteria yield 7 scores (presence of panic attacks, panic attack symptoms, unexpectedness of panic, incidence of panic in past month, incidence of panic in lifetime, panic disorder criteria, agoraphobia criteria).
The AXEQ consists of 54 items divided into 3 parts.
Part A items are rated on a 5-point Likert scale as follows:
|Not at all
typical of me
Part B items are rated on a 9-point Likert scale as follows:
|Would not avoid it||Slightly avoid it||Definitely avoid it||Markedly avoid it||Always avoid it|
The AXEQ yields 10 primary scales and 2 total scores. Description of the scales and item loadings are listed below. Scale scores are calculated as the sum of respective items. Underlined/bold items are reverse scored.
|SCALE NAME (ABBR.)||DESCRIPTION||ITEM LOADINGS|
|AXEQ_PSWQ||Total Score for Worry Questionnaire||1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16|
|AXEQ_PHQ||Total score for Phobia Questionnaire||17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31|
|AXEQ_AGO||Agoraphobia score, Phobia Questionnaire||20,21,23,27,30|
|AXEQ_BLD||Blood Phobia score, Phobia Questionnaire||17,19,25,28,31|
|AXEQ_SOC||Social Phobia score, Phobia Questionnaire||18,22,24,26,29|
|AXEQ_PAT DSM-IIIR||Presence of panic attack||32|
|AXEQ_PAS DSM-IIIR||# of panic attack symptoms experienced||33-46|
|AXEQ_UNX DSM-IIIR||Unexpected panic attack||47|
|AXEQ_MPA DSM-IIIR||Most unexpected PA in any given month||48|
|AXEQ_LPA DSM-IIIR||# of unexpected PA in lifetime||49|
|AXEQ_PDO DSM-IIIR||Panic disorder criteria||50,51,52|
|AXEQ_AGD DSM-IIIR||Agoraphobia criteria||53,54|
Meyer, T. J., Miller, M.L., Metzger, R.L., & Borkovec, Thomas D (1990). Development and validation of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 28(6),487-495.