For each item below, please check the column which best describes how often you felt or behaved this way during the past several days.
Despite its simplicity, the Zung Self Rating Scale for anxiety is widely used in the psychiatric field. It is not considered a replacement for a professional diagnosis, but has been proven at least internally reliable in many different tests, and continues to be used in the clinical field.
The rating scale is scored from 1 to 4 points. Most answers go in order of 1 (a little of the time) to 4 (most of the time). However, questions 5, 9, 13, 17, and 19 are scored in the opposite order, since they represent positive/non-anxiety statements.
Scores are then calculated and individuals are given the following results:
This is designed to give you a better idea of your anxiety in terms of severity.
Rajesh Menon is a practicing management professional and Counselor with more than 22 years of experience in project management, business development and corporate strategy.