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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.

If you are considering following our CORE Programme to help you overcome your Emetophobia then we might suggest the following options.

Low Severity – Try the self-help version of the course for £149.

Moderately low severity – Try the course with 2 clinical support sessions at £299.

Moderate severity – Opt for our version with 5 clinical sessions for £599.

Moderately high to high severity – consider our fully supported 10 clinical session version for £799.

Arrange a FREE initial consultation

If you’ve taken the emetophobia quiz and would like to find out more about overcoming or recovering from your fear of vomiting then why not arrange a free initial consultation with Paul.

During this consultation he will discuss your particular problems and the potential solutions in a safe and confidential environment without you having to commit to any therapy or counselling going forward.

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

Call Paul on 07434 776125 or e-mail him on paul@leepsychology.com

Contact Paul

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Hypnotherapist Joan Lee D. Hyp. MIAEBP

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