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Delshad M H, Abdollahi M, Pourhaji F, Azhdari Zarmehri H, Heidarnia A, pourhaji F. Development and Initial Validation of the Coronavirus Pandemic Anxiety Scale(GAD-19S). Health Educ Health Promot. 2022; 10 (3) :1-9
URL: http://hehp.modares.ac.ir/article-5-60007-en.html
1- Assistant Professor of Health Education and PromotionDepartment of Public Health, School of HealthHealth Sciences Research CenterTorbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences
2- Assistant Professor of BiostatisticsDepartment of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of HealthHealth Sciences Research CenterTorbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences
3- Department of health education and health promotion, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
4- Associate Professor of PhysiologyDepartment of Physiology, School of Paramedical SciencesNeuroscience Research CenterTorbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences
5- Professor of Health Education and PromotionSchool of Medical SciencesTarbiat Modares University
6- Assistant Professor of Health Education and PromotionDepartment of Public Health, School of HealthHealth Sciences Research CenterTorbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences , Pourhajif1@thums.ac.ir
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 Aims: The aim of this paper is reporting the development and validation of the Coronavirus Pandemic Anxiety Scale (GAD-19S), for assessing the COVID-19 related anxiety.
Methods: This is a methodological and psychometric study, we developed a 7-Item Generalized anxiety disorder of COVID-19 scale (GAD-19S) to measure symptoms of anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic to help identify people who might need mental health services. In developing the GAD-19S scale items, we considered a previous theory and research on anxiety symptoms and symptoms reported in Iran. The scale was validated in the Razavi Khorasan (N=500).
Findings: The CVR in this study for the total scale was 0.81 indicating a satisfactory result. Also, the CVI of for the scale was0.78 that the scale had good content validity. Confirmatory factor analysis showed a good fit for the seven-factor model. GAD-19S showed good internal consistency
Conclusion: The results support the viability of GAD-19S as a tool to identify individuals experiencing COVID-19 related anxiety.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Health Education and Health Behavior
Received: 2022/03/4 | Accepted: 2022/05/9 | Published: 2022/07/1
* Corresponding Author Address: Public Health Department, Torbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences, Torbat Heydariyeh, Iran. 1th Qaraney, Qaraney Ave, Torbat Heydariyeh, Iran.

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