Adult questionnaires

Adult questionnaires

Terms of use

The adult questionnaires listed below are free to access and to use with clients/patients for either research or clinical purposes.  Researchers and clinicians have permission to:

  • utilise the paper copies accessible on this website in the original downloaded format, or
  • create an electronic version of the questionnaire for data collection, as long as the electronic version is appropriately identified, references are included and appropriate copyright acknowledgements are made, including a web link to:

Please note, these questionnaires and scoring cards cannot be on-sold. They may not be included in a written or online battery as a fee paying service to other clinicians or researchers.

Requests to translate questionnaires

We are happy to provide permission to translate any of our questionnaires with the following conditions:

  • The translation will be used for non-commercial purposes only and will not be distributed other than via a link to the CEH website or on the translators organisation website.
  • The translation process must include a back translation into English. The CEH will review and provide feedback on the back translation to ensure accuracy in the translation of concepts. Where changes are recommended a corrected back translation will need to be provided and reviewed before the translation can be finalised.
  • The final translation should be provided to the CEH who will format the questionnaire into the Macquarie University template. The template for translation includes the names of the translators and the logo of their organisation or university. 
  • Once formatted all translations will be added to the CEH website for use by researchers and clinicians internationally. Translators are free to use the formatted version or collect data using online tools as long as the measures are appropriately referenced. See Terms of Use for more detail. 

Please contact to advise your intention to translate any of our questionnaires.

Subtle Avoidance Frequency Examination (SAFE)

Subtle avoidance and safety behaviours are key processes in the maintenance of social anxiety. The SAFE provides an assessment of the extent to which an individual engages in potentially problematic safety strategies in social situations. Items are derived from clinical interviews and experience.
English Translations

Relevant References

  • Cuming, S., Rapee, R. M., Kemp, N., Abbott, M. J., Peters, L., & Gaston, J. E. (2009). A self report measure of subtle avoidance and safety behaviours relevant to social anxiety: Development and psychometric properties. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 879-883. 
  • Rapee, R. M., Gaston, J. E., & Abbott, M. J. (2009). Testing the efficacy of theoretically-derived improvements in the treatment of social phobia. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77(2), 317-327.

Albany Panic and Phobia Questionnaire (APPQ)

The APPQ is an instrument designed to measure interceptive, agoraphobic, and social situational fear.
English Translations
  • none currently available

Relevant References

  • Rapee, R.M., Craske, M.G. & Barlow, D.H., (1994-1995). Assessment instrument for panic disorder that includes fear of sensation-producing activities: the Albany Panic and Phobia Questionnaire. Anxiety, 1:114-22.

Anxiety Control Questionnaire (ACQ)

The ASQ is a measure of perceived control over emotional reactions and perceived control over external threats specific to anxiety disorders.
English Translations

Relevant References

  • Rapee, R. M., Craske, M. G., Brown, T. A., & Barlow, D. H. (1996). Measurement of perceived control over anxiety-related events. Behavior Therapy, 27(2), 279-293.

Speech Performance Scale (SPS)

The SPS is a measure assessing performance during speech tasks. Two forms are available, one self-assessing performance and a second assessing performance from an observer’s perspective.
English Translations
  • None currently available      

Relevant References

  • Rapee, R. M., & Lim, L. (1992). Discrepancy between self- and observer ratings of performance in social phobics. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 101(4), 728-731.
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