Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

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Beck Anxiety Inventory

  • Amy J. StarostaEmail author
  • Lisa A. Brenner
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56782-2_1972-2

Description

The Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) (Beck et al. 1988; Beck and Steer 1993) is a 21-item inventory which identifies anxiety symptoms and quantifies their intensity. Respondents are asked to rate how much they have been bothered by each item over the past week, including today, on a four-point scale ranging from 0 (“not at all”) to 3 (“severely – I could barely stand it”). Items are summed, resulting in a total score ranging from 0 to 63, with higher scores representing greater levels of anxiousness (Table 1).
Table 1

Anxiety categorization by score (Beck and Steer 1993)

Anxiety level

Minimal

Mild

Moderate

Severe

BAI score

0–7

8–15

16–25

26–63

Keywords

Traumatic Brain Injury Anxiety Symptom Discriminant Validity Somatic Symptom Panic Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Psychiatry and Physical Medicine and RehabilitationUniversity of Colorado DenverAuroraUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Physical Medicine and RehabilitationUniversity of Colorado DenverAuroraUSA