Emetophobia Quiz

This Emetophobia quiz allows you to find out how ‘severe’ your fear of being sick is and is based on 30 self-assessment questions within three distinct psychological domains.

These domains are:

  1. Fearful cognition about being sick.
  2. Safety and avoidance behaviours.
  3. Concerns about social evaluation.

The Emetophobia Quiz is also useful for measuring any improvements made by comparing the initial results against those following a course of psychological therapy.

(This quiz was originally developed by Rob Kelly creator of the Thrive Programme).

Emetophobia banner - woman being sick over the toilet.

Take the Emetophobia Quiz Here

To take the quiz click on ‘start’ on the grey quiz panel below.

There are 30 questions and you must answer all of them (only one question is female specific).

Bear in mind that this questionnaire assumes that you DO suffer from Emetophobia in the first place.

Emetophobia Quiz

1 / 30

I feel very anxious at the thought of being sick, or if somebody else mentions feeling sick.

2 / 30

I often experience physical symptoms (such as nausea, racing heart rate, sweating) at the thought or mention of vomiting.

3 / 30

I could not cope with being sick.

4 / 30

I have experienced panic attacks in realtion to Emetophobia.

5 / 30

I am preoccupied by thoughts of being sick.

6 / 30

I worry that I will be really ill if I am sick.

7 / 30

I worry about other people being sick

8 / 30

I worry that if I am sick that I might die.

9 / 30

I feel anxious whenever I hear or see the words ‘sick’ or ‘vomit’.

10 / 30

I worry that I will completely lose control if I am sick.

11 / 30

I tend to avoid eating out at restaurants or other people’s houses if I can.

12 / 30

I avoid taking medication that could cause sickness.

13 / 30

I would terminate a pregnancy to avoid morning sickness (Females only).

14 / 30

I tend not to go to pubs or clubs for fear of drunk people throwing up.

15 / 30

I tend not to travel by on public transport for fear of vomiting or catching a sickness bug.

16 / 30

I maintain very high standards of personal and household hygiene.

17 / 30

I avoid drinking alcohol or eating specific foods for fear of being sick or becoming sick.

18 / 30

I avoid going near people that could be unwell or have been unwell in the last few days.

19 / 30

I take ‘stomach settlers’ such as drinking mint tea or other remedies.

20 / 30

When preparing food I like to double-check the sell by dates and make sure everything is thoroughly cooked.

21 / 30

I haven’t told other people about my Emetophobia for fear of what they might think of me.

22 / 30

Vomiting in front of other people worries me more than vomiting in private.

23 / 30

I think that other people would be disgusted if I were to throw up in public.

24 / 30

I worry about what my friends or family might think of me for having Emetophobia.

25 / 30

I worry that other people would not want to know me if I were to be sick in front of them.

26 / 30

Whenever I feel anxious, I try to hide it from other people.

27 / 30

I worry that my friends or family might talk about my emetophobia behind my back.

28 / 30

I worry that being sick would make me look repulsive to others.

29 / 30

I fear getting into relationships, due to potentially having to reveal or explain my Emetophobia to a new partner.

30 / 30

I worry that other people might be angry with me if I were to throw up in front of them.

Your score is


Emetophobia Quiz Scores

This quiz measures your response to the 30 questions and provides an indication of how severe your Emetophobia is across the three ‘constructs’ used.

We have calculated the following severity ‘grades’ according to your responses:

0 – 5 = Very low level of severity.

6 – 11 = Moderately low level of severity.

12 – 17 = Moderate level of severity.

18 – 23 = Moderately high level of severity.

24 – 30 = High level of severity.

So, What Can I Do About My Emetophobia?

If you are considering following our CORE Programme to help you overcome your Emetophobia then we might suggest the following options linked to your ‘severity’ score:

0 -11 points > Low to moderately low severity – Try the self-help version of the course for £149.

12 – 23 points > Moderate to moderately high severity – Try the course with 6 clinical support sessions at £510.

24 – 30 points > Moderately high to high severity – consider our fully supported 12 clinical sessions version for £960.

Arrange your FREE initial consultation here.

If you’d like to find out more about overcoming Emetophobia or recovering from any of your mental health problems then why not arrange a free initial consultation with us.

During this consultation we will discuss your particular issues and the different types of mental health counselling we offer (including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – CBT) without you having to commit to any counselling going forward.

The consultation lasts around 50 minutes and is a great opportunity to meet with either Paul and decide if you would like to proceed with any support.


Applied Psychology Solutions

If you’d like to learn how to overcome Emetophobia but dislike the idea of having “therapy”, then why not learn how to change the way you make sense of your experiences with the CORE Programme.

If you believe that your problems are the result of what has happened to you and not because there is something wrong with you, then this is the solution you’ve been looking for.

Not Ready to Commit to Therapy Quite Yet?

Then why not see if you can solve your emetophobia problems using our comprehensive, Online Self-Help CBT course.


Written especially for people who prefer not to engage with a therapist before doing everything they can to overcome their problems.

Mirroring our in-house course of CBT, it contains everything that you need to know to tackle mental health challenges for only £149.

Counselling Locations

We offer counselling for Emetophobia problems for people living in:

  • Wombourne
  • Wolverhampton
  • West Midlands
  • Shropshire
  • South Staffordshire
  • Telford
  • Shrewsbury

You can also access our services around the World using online therapy with Paul.