An approach to the validity of the Taylor Anxiety Scale: scores of medical and psychiatric patients

Joseph Matarazzo, Samuel B. Guze, Ruth G. Matarazzo

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Abstract

The Taylor scale is administered individually to a clinic sample of medical and psychiatric outpatients with the result that significant differences in mean scores, distributions, and the point biserial r of .57 indicate that this questionnaire can distinguish a psychiatric population from a normal one with reasonable efficiency. Sampson and Bindra's suggestion that Taylor scores within a limited range (19-33) are more likely to be associated with a clinical diagnosis of "anxious" than scores outside this range, are not borne out. Both findings were confirmed in a cross-validation study utilizing hospitalized VA medical and psychiatric patients. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-280
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Abnormal and Social Psychology
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1955
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • DIAGNOSIS & EVALUATION
  • TAYLOR ANXIETY SCALE, VALIDITY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychology(all)

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