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Developing the “Metacognition about Focused Attention in Social Anxiety Questionnaire”

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posted on 2019-11-27, 18:12 authored by Nozomi TomitaNozomi Tomita, Ayumi Minamide, Hiroaki Kumano
Extant research has demonstrated that people with social anxiety exhibit attentional bias grounded in their metacognitive strategies when they are faced with internal and external threat stimuli. Based on this finding, the current study developed the Metacognition about Focused Attention in Social Anxiety Questionnaire (MFAQ) and investigated its reliability and validity.


JSPS KAKENHI under Grant JP19K21009, JP18H05817, JP17J10711 to N.T., and JP16K04389 to H.K.

Research Grant for Public Health Science awarded to N.T.


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The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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  • Japan

Lead author job role

  • Higher Education Faculty 4-yr College

Lead author institution

Faculty of Human Sciences, Waseda University

Human Participants

  • Yes

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Informed consent was obtained from all participants. All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee (the Ethics Review Committee on Research with Human Subjects, 2015-196; 2017-HN007) and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.


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