Improving Access to Psychological Therapies
Please choose a number from the scale below to show how much you would avoid each of the situations or objects listed below‚ and then select the number in the box opposite the situation. In-between answers (1‚ 3‚ 5‚ 7 are allowed).
0=Would not avoid it‚ 1‚ 2= Slightly avoid it ‚ 3‚ 4= Definitely avoid it ‚ 5‚ 6= Markedly avoid it ‚ 7‚ 8= Always avoid it
Social situations due to a fear of being embarrassed or making a fool of myself
Certain situations because of a fear of having a panic attack or other distressing symptoms (such as loss of bladder control‚ vomiting or dizziness)
Certain situations because of a fear of particular objects or activities (such as animals‚ heights‚ seeing blood‚ being in confined spaces‚ driving or flying)
The total score is provided for interest‚ individual question scores often provide more useful information‚ e.g. question 1 relates to social anxiety‚ question 2 to panic disorder and question three relates to specific phobias. The maximum score of the phobia scale is 24‚ lower scores are better.
These results are intended as a guide to your health and are presented for educational purposes only. They are not intended to be a clinical diagnosis. If you are concerned in any way about your health‚ please consult with a qualified health professional.
The IAPT Phobia Scale is reproduced from the IAPT Toolkit which is © Crown copyright.