The Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale (IUS; Freeston et al., 1994). It is a 27 item scale relating to the idea that uncertainty is unacceptable and has a negative influences on the person, leads to frustration, stress, and the inability to take adequate action. Each item is rated on a five point Likert scale ranging from 1= “not at all characteristic of me” to 5= “entirely characteristic of me” ( e.g. “Uncertainty makes me uneasy, anxious, or stressed” or “My mind can’t be relaxed if I don’t know what will happen tomorrow”). The original (French) version of the measurement tool has high internal consistency (α = 0.91), good test–retest reliability over a five-week period (r = 0.78) and has demonstrated good convergent and divergent validity (Freeston et al., 1994; Buhr & Dugas, 2002; Rotomskis, 2014). It is worth to mention that there is a successful ground for the cross cultural adaptation and validation of this tool.
IUS Armenian Version
Transcultural Adaptation and Validation of The Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale (IUS) Armenian Version.
Start Date: 01 September 2017
- IUS Armenian Version on ResearchGate