Hospital Fears Rating Scale (HFRS)

Hospital Fears Rating Scale (HFRS)
Melamed and Lumley‚ 1990
1.    Sharp objects
2.    ha‎ving to go to the hospital
3.    Going to the dentist
4.    Going to the doctor
5.    Getting a shot
6.    Getting a haircut
7.    Getting car sick
8.    Deep water or the ocean
9.    Germs or getting seriously ill
10.The sight of blood
11.Being alone without your parents
12.ha‎ving an operation
13.Getting a cut or injury
14.Getting sick at school
15.Not being able to breathe
16.Persons wearing masks
17.Spiders
18.Making mistakes
19.Going to bed In the dark
20.Strange or mean looking dogs
21.Flying In an airplane
22.Getting punished
23.Thunderstorms
24.Ghosts or spooky things
25.Falling from high places
Medical fear‚ hospital fear‚ and non-medically related
1=Not afraid‚ 2= A little fear‚ 3= Some fear‚ 4= Moderate fear‚ 5= Very afraid
Medical fear (items 1-8)‚ hospital fear (items 9-16)‚ and non-medically related items (items 17-25)

This instrument can be found at: Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 548-549.

Melamed B. G. and Siegel L. J. (1975). Reduction of anxiety in children facing hospitalization and surgery by use of filmed modeling. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology‚ 43‚ 511-521.

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Melamed‚ B. G.‚ Dearborn‚ M. and Hermecz‚ D. (1983). Necessary considerations for surgery preparation: Age and previous experience. Psychosomatic Medicine‚ 45(6)‚ 517-525.

Lumley‚ Mark A.‚ Melamed‚ Barbara G.‚ Abeles‚ Linda A. (1993). Predicting Children's Presurgical Anxiety and Subsequent Behavior Changes. Journal of Pediatric Psychology‚ 18(4)‚ Pages 481–497.

Melamed‚ B. G. and Lumley‚ M. A. (1990). Hospital Fears Rating Scale (HFRS). In Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 548-549.