|Application||The Thought Control Questionnaire – Revised (TCQ-R) has been developed to measure control over worry, intrusive, unwanted thoughts. This may for example occur in generalised anxiety disorders, depression or even attention deficit disorders. The TCQ-R and its underlying hypothesized theory have been investigated in multiple studies.|
|Composition||The 30 items of the TCQ-R are distributed among the five factors/subscales reappraisal, distraction, punishment, social control and worry. All items are rated on 4-point scales ranging from 1 – “Never” to 4 – “Almost always”.|
|Reliability & Validity||The psychometric properties of the TCQ-R have been assessed in multiple studies (see literature). The factor structure with five factors has been supported and appropriate values have been found in correlations with relevant, similar scales as well as in the reliability of the TCQ-R subscales.|
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