Intolerance of Uncertainty (IUS)

Intolerance of Uncertainty (IUS-27)
1.    Uncertainty stops me from ha‎ving a firm opinion.
2.    Being uncertain means that a person is disorganized.
3.    Uncertainty makes life intolerable.
4.    It’s unfair not ha‎ving any guarantees in life.
5.    My mind can’t be relaxed if I don’t know what will happen tomorrow.
6.    Uncertainty makes me uneasy‚ anxious‚ or stressed.
7.    Unforeseen events upset me greatly.
8.    It frustrates me not ha‎ving all the information I need.
9.    Uncertainty keeps me from living a full life.
10.One should always look ahead so as to avoid surprises.
11.A small unforeseen event can spoil everything‚ even with the best of planning.
12.When it’s time to act‚ uncertainty paralyses me.
13.Being uncertain means that I am not first rate.
14.When I am uncertain‚ I can’t go forward.
15.When I am uncertain I can’t function very well.
16.Unlike me‚ others always seem to know where they are going in their lives.
17.Uncertainty makes me vulnerable‚ unhappy‚ or sad.
18.I always want to know what the future has in store for me.
19.I can’t stand being taken by surprise.
20.The smallest doubt can stop me from acting.
21.I should be able to organize everything in advance.
22.Being uncertain means that I lack confidence.
23.I think it’s unfair that other people seem sure about their future.
24.Uncertainty keeps me from sleeping soundly.
25.I must get away from all uncertain situations.
26.The ambiguities in life stress me.
27.I can’t stand being undecided about my future.
 
Intolerance of Uncertainty (IUS-12)
Carleton‚ Norton‚ and Asmundson‚ 2007
1.    Unforeseen events upset me greatly.
2.    It frustrates me not ha‎ving all the information I need.
3.    One should always look ahead so as to avoid surprises.
4.    A small unforeseen event can spoil everything‚ even with the best planning.
5.    I always want to know what the future has in store for me.
6.    I can’t stand being taken by surprise.
7.    I should be able to organize everything in advance.
8.    Uncertainty keeps me from living a full life.
9.    When it’s time to act‚ uncertainty paralyses me.
10.When I am uncertain‚ I can’t function very well.
11.The smallest doubt can stop me from acting.
12.I must get away from all uncertain situations.
 
1-not at all ch‎aracteristic of me‚ 3- Somewhat ch‎aracteristic of me‚ 5-entirely ch‎aracteristic of me
For “IUS-12”: Prospective Anxiety items 1-7 and Inhibitory Anxiety items 8-12 (Carleton et al‚ 2010)
 
 

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