Traduction en anglais : Environmental apprehensiveness ("environmental worry") in clients of a consultation centre for environmental medicine.
Environmental apprehensiveness and anxiety are often regarded as being responsible for unspecific health complaints in the context of environmental exposures if toxicological findings cannot explain them.
However, there is a lack of empirical data on the influence exercised by environmental anxiety.
A German adaptation of the American Environmental Worry Scale  was developed.
The questionnaire has been used in a study on clients of the Consultation Centre for Environmental Medicine (CCEM).
These clients (n=51) were compared with a control group of clients of a vaccination centre (n=238).
As expected, the clients of the CCEM showed higher values of environmental worry.
Moreover, the clients of the CCEM revealed scores of trait-anxiety which were more than one standard deviation above the level of the reference group.
Environmental worry was weakly associated with a higher degree of trait-anxiety.
Mots-clés Pascal : Angoisse anxiété, Pollution, Environnement, Santé et environnement, Homme, Toxicité, Psychométrie, Questionnaire, Version étrangère, Allemand, American Environmental Worry Scale Bowler Schwarzer
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Anxiety, Pollution, Environment, Health and environment, Human, Toxicity, Psychometrics, Questionnaire, Foreign language version, German
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0459335
Code Inist : 002A26G02. Création : 10/04/1997.