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Multidemensional Anxiety Scale for Children (MASC)

The MASC is a 39-item measure designed to tap four dimensions of anxiety amongst children: physical symptoms, harm avoidance, social anxiety, and
separation/panic. Responses to each item are on a 4 point scale ranging from "Never true" to "Often true". The MASC is equipped with an Inconsistency Index to identify careless responses and an Anxiety Disorder Index to identify when a clinical assessment should be considered.

children, anxiety, adolescents, panic
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Citation and Copyright

March J.S., Parker J.D., Sullivan K., Stallings P., Conners C.K. (1997), The Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children (MASC): factor structure, reliability, and validity. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 36:554-565
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Instrument

Baldwin, J. S., & Dadds, M. R. (2007). Reliability and Validity of Parent and Child Versions of the Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children in Community Samples. J. Am. Acad. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry, 46(2), 252-260.

Assessment Modality

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Instrument Details

Children and adolescents from the age of 8-19 years.
15 minutes
39
Scales and subscales:

1. Physical Symptoms
a. Somatic Symptoms
b. Tense Symptoms
2. Harm Avoidance
a. Perfectionism
b. Anxious Coping
3. Social Anxiety
a. Humiliation Fears
b. Performance Fears
4. Separation/Panic

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Manual

March JS (1997), Manual for the Multidensional Anxiety Scale for Children (MASC). Multi-Health Systems, 908 Niagra Falls Blvd, North Tonawanda, NY 14120-2060; (800) 456-3003; www.mhs.com

Psychometric Properties

Psychometrics for Multidemensional Anxiety Scale for Children (MASC) - John Seeley
Psychometrics for Multidemensional Anxiety Scale for Children (MASC) - John Seeley