Coronavirus Reassurance-Seeking Behaviors Scale

Coronavirus Reassurance-Seeking Behaviors Scale

Definition

The Coronavirus Reassurance-Seeking Behaviors Scale (CRBS) is a self-report measure of reassurance-seeking behaviors associated with concerns over coronavirus infection. Although it is generally considered helpful to be mindful of signs of COVID-19, excessive reassurance seeking may lead to negative consequences, such as increased anxiety, for some people. Therefore, the CRBS was developed to help clinicians and researchers measure the frequency that a person engages in coronavirus-related, reassurance-seeking behavior.

Domains

Anxiety, Coronaphobia

Administrations

Self administered

Assessment type

Clinical

Assessment modes

Questionnaire

Eligibility

18 years and above

Estimated time

Less than 2 minutes

Attribution

Lee, S. A., Jobe, M. C., Mathis, A. A., & Gibbons, J. A. (2020). Incremental validity of coronaphobia: Coronavirus anxiety explains depression, generalized anxiety, and death anxiety. Journal of Anxiety Disorders,74, 1-4.