Emotional State Questionnaire (EST-Q)

1. Feelings of sadness
2. Feeling easily irritated or annoyed
3. Feeling no interest or pleasure in things
4. Fatigue or loss of energy
5. Feelings of worthlessness
6. Self-accusations
7. Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide
8. Diminished ability to think or concentrate
9. Feeling slowed down
10. Difficulty falling asleep
11. Restless or disturbed sleep
12. Waking up too early
13. Excessive sleepiness
14. Loss of appetite
15. Excessive appetite
16. Feeling lonely
17. Hopelessness about the future
18. Impossible to enjoy things
19. Rest does not restore strength
20. Feeling anxious or fearful
21. Being easily fatigued
22. Tension or inability to relax
23. Excessive worry about several different things
24. Feeling so restless that it is hard to sit still
25. Sudden attacks of panic with palpitations‚ shortness of breath‚ faintness‚ or other frightening bodily sensations
26. Easily startled
29. Fear of being outside home alone
30. Feeling afraid in streets or open places
31. Fear of fainting in public
32. Feeling afraid of travelling by bus‚ train‚ or car
33. Fear of ha‎ving a serious illness that has been not diagnosed by the doctors
Depression‚ Agoraphobia–panic‚ Anxiety‚ Fatigue‚ Insomnia
 
Total EST-Q (0.88)‚ Depression (0.87); Anxiety (0.69); Agoraphobia–Panic (0.82); Fatigue (0.77); and Insomnia (0.76).
 
 
0‑not at all; 1‑seldom; 2‑sometimes; 3‑often; and 4‑all the time
Depression (items; 1‚ 3‚ 5‚ 6‚ 7‚ 16‚ 17‚ and 18)
Agoraphobia–Panic (items; 25‚ 29‚ 30‚ 61‚ and 32)
Anxiety (items; 2‚ 20‚ 22‚ 23‚ 24‚ and 26)
Fatigue (items; 4‚ 5‚ 9‚ 19‚ and 21)
Insomnia (items; 10‚ 11‚ and 12)
 

Aluoja A‚ Shlik J‚ Vasar V‚ Luuk K‚ Leinsalu M. Development and psychometric properties of the Emotional State Questionnaire‚ a self-report questionnaire for depression and anxiety. Nord J Psychiatry 1999; 53:443–449

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