Internet administration of three commonly used questionnaires in panic research : equivalence to paper administration in Australian and Swedish samples of people with panic disorder

Austin, David W., Carlbring, Per, Richards, Jeffrey C. and Andersson, Gerhard 2006, Internet administration of three commonly used questionnaires in panic research : equivalence to paper administration in Australian and Swedish samples of people with panic disorder, International journal of testing, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 25-39, doi: 10.1207/s15327574ijt0601_2.

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Title Internet administration of three commonly used questionnaires in panic research : equivalence to paper administration in Australian and Swedish samples of people with panic disorder
Author(s) Austin, David W.ORCID iD for Austin, David W. orcid.org/0000-0002-1296-3555
Carlbring, Per
Richards, Jeffrey C.
Andersson, Gerhard
Journal name International journal of testing
Volume number 6
Issue number 1
Start page 25
End page 39
Total pages 15
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2006
ISSN 1530-5058
1532-7574
Keyword(s) internet
panic disorder
agoraphobia
questionnaire
psychometrics
Summary This study assessed the degree of equivalence between paper and Internet administration of three measures of panic and agoraphobia-related cognition and behavior: Body Sensations Questionnaire (BSQ), Agoraphobic Cognitions Questionnaire (ACQ), and Mobility Inventory (MI). Participants were 110 people with panic disorder who had registered for an Internet-based treatment program in Sweden (n = 54) or Australia (n = 56). Participants were randomly assigned to complete the questionnaires via the differing administration formats in a counterbalanced order. Results showed broadly equivalent psychometric properties across administrations, with strong significant intraclass correlations between them, and comparable Cronbach's alpha coefficients. A significant mean difference between administration formats was found for the BSQ only. In contrast to previous research, Internet administration did not generate higher scores than paper administration. No effect was found for order of administration. The findings suggest that each questionnaire can be validly administered via the Internet and used with confidence.
Language eng
DOI 10.1207/s15327574ijt0601_2
Field of Research 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Taylor & Francis
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