Zung Self-rating Anxiety Scale

by Zung WWK. A rating instrument for anxiety. Psychosomatics. 1971;XII:371-379

Listed below are 20 statements. Please read each one carefully and decide how much the statement describes how you have been feeling during the past week.

  1. I feel more nervous and anxious than usual.
    None or a little of the time           Most or all of the time

  2. I feel afraid for no reason at all.
    None or a little of the time           Most or all of the time

  3. I get upset easily or feel panicky.
    None or a little of the time           Most or all of the time

  4. I feel like I'm falling apart and going to pieces.
    None or a little of the time           Most or all of the time

  5. I feel that everything is all right and nothing bad will happen.
    None or a little of the time           Most or all of the time

  6. My arms and legs shake and tremble.
    None or a little of the time           Most or all of the time

  7. I am bothered by headaches, neck and back pains.
    None or a little of the time           Most or all of the time

  8. I feel weak and get tired easily.
    None or a little of the time           Most or all of the time

  9. I feel calm and can sit still easily.
    None or a little of the time           Most or all of the time

  10. I can feel my heart beating fast.
    None or a little of the time           Most or all of the time

  11. I am bothered by dizzy spells.
    None or a little of the time           Most or all of the time

  12. I have fainting spells or feel faint.
    None or a little of the time           Most or all of the time

  13. I can breathe in and out easily.
    None or a little of the time           Most or all of the time

  14. I get feelings of numbness and tingling in my fingers and toes.
    None or a little of the time           Most or all of the time

  15. I am bothered by stomachaches or indigestion.
    None or a little of the time           Most or all of the time

  16. I have to empty my bladder often.
    None or a little of the time           Most or all of the time

  17. My hands are usually dry and warm.
    None or a little of the time           Most or all of the time

  18. My face gets hot and blushes.
    None or a little of the time           Most or all of the time

  19. I fall asleep easily and get a good night's rest.
    None or a little of the time           Most or all of the time

  20. I have nightmares.
    None or a little of the time           Most or all of the time


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