Perseverative Thinking Questionnaire (PTQ)¶

The PTQ is a self-administered, 15-item, Likert-type scale designed to measure the broad idea of repetitive negative thought. The items on the scale assess what are considered to be the core aspects of repetitive negative thought: 1) their repetitive and intrusive nature, 2) the perceived unproductive nature of these thoughts, and 3) the way in which this type of thinking captures mental capacity. Items are rated on a five-point scale: 0-Never, 1-Rarely, 2-Sometimes, 3-Often, 4-Almost Always.

Domains Assessed: Anxiety, Depression and Mood*

References: Ehring, T., Zetsche, U., Weidacker, K., Wahl, K., Schönfeld, S., & Ehlers, A. (2011). The Perseverative Thinking Questionnaire (PTQ): Validation of a content-independent measure of repetitive negative thinking. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 42, 225-232.

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