Content of the questionnaire
Target audienceAdults
ApplicationThe Anxious Thoughts Inventory (AnTI) has been developed to assess pathological worry as well as metacognition. This may occur for example in generalised anxiety disorders. The AnTI was one of the first instruments to assess a new conceptualisation of anxiety disorders, developed by a group of researchers around prof. Adrian Wells.
CompositionThe 22 items of the AnTI are rated on 4-point Likert scales rangin from 1 – “Almost never” to 4 – “Almost always”. The items are distributed among the three worry scales social, health and meta-thought.
Psychometric properties
Reliability & ValidityThe AnTI has been assessed in multiple studies over the years (see literature). Support has been found for its hypothesised underlying theory and the factor structure that has been developed accordingly.
Literature and copyright

Wells, A. (1994). A multi-dimensional measure of worry: Development and preliminary validation of the Anxious Thoughts Inventory. Anxiety, Stress and Coping6(4), 289-299.

Wells, A. (1995). Meta-cognition and worry: A cognitive model of generalized anxiety disorder. Behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy23(03), 301-320.

Wells, A., & Papageorgiou, C. (1998). Relationships between worry, obsessive–compulsive symptoms and meta-cognitive beliefs. Behaviour research and therapy36(9), 899-913.

Wells, A., & Carter, K. (1999). Preliminary tests of a cognitive model of generalized anxiety disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy37(6), 585-594.

Hoyer, J., Rebstock, U., & Stangier, U. (2003). „Anxious Thoughts Inventory “(AnTI). 8 Fragebögen und Ratingskalen zur generalisierten Angststörung, 209.

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