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MORENO, André Luiz; GOMES, William Barbosa; SOUZA, Luciana Karine De  e  GAUER, Gustavo. Validation of the "Anxious Thoughts Inventory" for use in Brazil. Arq. bras. psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.66, n.3, pp. 20-30. ISSN 1809-5267.

Worry is a cognitive process in the form of intrusive, repetitive negative thoughts referring to a future event. We adapted and validated the Anxious Thoughts Inventory (AnTI) for use in Brazil, and tested its correlations to the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), the Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ), and the Rumination and Reflection Questionnaire (RRQ). 276 Brazilian undergraduates answered all measures. Factor analysis evinced three domains: environmental, own-body and meta-cognitive. Good internal consistency (.86) was detected and positive correlations were found with all measures. The Brazilian version of the AnTI (Inventário de Pensamentos Ansiosos - IPAn) is presented as a valid and reliable measure for use with Brazilian samples, useful in clinical and experimental applications. Further studies are encouraged in order to strengthen the validation process as well as provide useful data on anxious thoughts related to other health variables.

Palavras-chave : Worry; Anxiety; Assessment; Cross-cultural adaptation; Intrusive thoughts.

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