Panic-Associated Symptom Scale
Author of Tool:
Argyle N et al
Primary use / Purpose:
Measuring the severity of the core symptoms of panic disorder.
The Panic-Associated Symptom Scale was the first scale of its the type to be published. It facilitates reporting and comparison between groups. It does not include measures of generalised anxiety symptoms and depression, but anticipatory anxiety and global phobia scores are included.
The referenced paper includes design rationale, scoring distributions, test-retest, correlations with other measures and within the PASS, Analysis and response to drug therapy. Data are presented from a large study – n=1168.
Argyle, N., Deltito, J., Allerup, P., Maier, W., Albus, M., Nutzinger, D., …& Rasmussen, S. (1991). The panic-associated symptom scale: Measuring the severity of panic disorder. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 83, 20-26
Scoring is enhanced by the use of the patient diary. PASS is scored over the previous week’s symptomatology.
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