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2022 May 18

J Pediatr Psychol

Establishing the Content Validity of a Modified Bank of School Anxiety Inventory Items for Use Among Adolescents With Chronic Pain.


Gibler RC, Abelson E, Williams SE, Lynch-Jordan AM, Kashikar-Zuck S, Jastrowski Mano KE
J Pediatr Psychol. 2022 May 18.
PMID: 35582894.


School anxiety is a prevalent mental health concern that drives school-related disability among youth with chronic pain. The only available measure of school anxiety-the School Anxiety Inventory, Short Version (SAI-SV)-lacks content specificity for measuring school anxiety in pediatric pain populations. We aimed to refine the SAI-SV by obtaining qualitative data about unique school situations that are anxiety-provoking for youth with pain and characterizing the nature of symptoms experienced in these situations.