Anxiety in a specific situation


I want  to compare the anxiety of PWS in a specific situation:

the real situation vs the same situation in a virtual environment (VR).

Do you have any tool to suggest other than the Subjective Units of Distress Scale (SUDS) ?

Thanks a lot !


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Anxiety in a specific situation — 3 Comments

  1. Hi Anne,
    Other than having participants report their perceived anxiety using the SUDS after the speaking tasks, you might consider having participants complete the Personal Report of Confidence as a Speaker and the Personal Report of Communication Apprehension–24 prior to the experimental procedures. Both measures are widely used in studies related to the speaker’s thoughts and feelings about speaking. Analyzing qualitative responses after each speaking task are also informative. In addition to cognitive measures of anxiety, physiologic measures related to anxiety could be measured.

    Further information about nonspeech related anxiety could also be measured using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory-Y and The Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale.

  2. Hello again! There are some assessments which is very fast to administrate, and which I have used in relation to adults who stutter. For example GAD-7 (General Anxiety Disorder), HAD (The (Hospital) Anxiety and Depression Scale), A brief version of Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale(FNE-S).

    Two other helpful instruments which give important information and which are directly related to people who is stuttering, are for example the new and short version of UTBAS-6 (Unhelpful Thoughts and Beliefs About Stuttering Scale). In addition you find several items in OASES (Overall Assessment of the Speakers’s Experience of Stuttering) which, among many other issues, are related to personal responses in communication.

    I know there are several other instruments, but there might be others in this forum who might inform you further.

    Good luck with your work!