Beck Anxiety Inventory®
Overview: Measure anxiety levels
Age Range: 17 through 80 years
Other Languages: Spanish
Administration: 5 to 10 minutes; self-administered or verbally by a trained administrator
Scoring Options: Manual scoring or Q-global scoring and reporting
Publication Date: 1990, 1993
Screen for anxiety with the Beck Anxiety Inventory® (BAI®). Patients respond to 21 items rated on a scale from 0 to 3. Each item is descriptive of subjective, somatic, or panic-related symptoms of anxiety.
BAI has been found to discriminate well between anxious and nonanxious diagnostic groups in a variety of clinical populations.
Data are reported on samples of patients who were diagnosed as having panic disorder with agoraphobia, panic disorder without agoraphobia, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and generalized anxiety.