Title Portuguese validation of the Adult Separation Anxiety-Questionnaire (ASA-27)
Authors Ruiz-Garcia A. , Jimenez O. , RESURRECCIÓN MENA, DAVINIA MARÍA, Ferreira M. , Reis-Jorge J. , FENOLLAR CORTÉS, JAVIER
External publication No
Means PLoS ONE
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 1
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85102651544&doi=10.1371%2fjournal.pone.0248149&partnerID=40&md5=e2951df31026228952aabefb4467592d
Publication date 01/01/2021
ISI 000627854700069
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85102651544
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0248149
Abstract Adult separation anxiety disorder (ASAD) is characterized by developmentally inappropriate and excessive fear or anxiety concerning separation from those to whom the individual is attached. Despite the high rates of this diagnosis among Portuguese adults, there is a lack of measures to assess it. In this study, we assessed the psychometric properties of a Portuguese adaptation of the Adult Separation Anxiety questionnaire (ASA-27) on a sample of 267 adults (72.7% women) aged 18-80 years (M = 40.5, SD = 13.1). Factor structure, internal consistency, and convergence validity were examined. This study confirmed the singlefactor structure of the Portuguese version of ASA-27. Consistency was high for the total sample ( = .92) and by gender ( = .93 and 92, men and women groups, respectively). The scale was positively related to the Portuguese version of State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) (r = .57, p .001, for both State and trait anxiety scales) and Composite Codependency Scale total score (r = .29, p .001). In addition, the ASA-27 total score showed incremental validity in the explanation of anxiety measured by STAI. In conclusion, results show that the Portuguese version of the ASA-27 is a reliable and valid measure of ASAD. © 2021 Public Library of Science. All rights reserved.
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