Multidimensional Inventory of Hypochondriacal Traits (MIHT)

Multidimensional Inventory of Hypochondriacal Traits (MIHT)
Longley‚ Watson &  Noyes‚ 2005
I. Cognitive component: Hypochondriacal alienation
1.    Others do not seem sympathetic to my health problems.
2.    I wish others took my health complaints more seriously.
3.    I get upset about the way others respond to my illness.
4.    Sometimes others do not seem very concerned about my health complaints.
5.    The more I talk about my health problems the less others seem to listen.
6.    Few people seem to take my health concerns as seriously as I do.
7.    People seem unconvinced my symptoms are signs of illness.
II. Behavioral component: Hypochondriacal reassurance
8.    I turn to others for support when I do not feel well.
9.    I like to be reassured when I feel sick.
10.If my symptoms worry me‚ I appreciate sympathy from others.
11.When I am hurt or ill‚ I like to have someone help me.
12.When I feel physical pain‚ I let others know.
13.It is important that others care about my health complaints.
14.When I was ill as a child‚ I liked to have my parents fuss over me.
15.Telling people about my health problems makes me feel better.
III. Perceptual component: Hypochondriacal absorption
16.I am aware of my body position.
17.I am usually aware of how I feel physically.
18.I am aware of physical sensation.
19.Even when I listen to a lecture or talk‚ I am alert to how my body feels.
20.I notice how clothes feel against my body.
21.When lying in bed at night‚ I am often aware of my body.
22.Generally‚ I am sensitive to changes in my body.
23.I keep close track of what is happening to me physically.
24.I am aware of how my body feels after a big meal.
IV. Affective component: Hypochondriacal worry
25.I worry a lot about my health.
26.When I experience pain‚ I fear I may be ill.
27.Reading articles about disease makes me worry about my health.
28.If I notice a skin blemish I worry it might lead to something serious.
29.I am concerned with the possibility of being diagnosed with a serious disease.
30.I worry about the physical problems of getting older.
31.I try to avoid things that make me think of illness or death.
Cognitive: alienation‚ Behavioral: reassurance‚ Perceptual: absorption: Affective: worry
1 = never‚ 2= Rarely‚ 3= Sometimes‚ 4= Usually‚ 5 = always

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Longley‚ Susan L.‚ Watson‚ D.‚ Noyes Jr‚ R. (2005). Assessment of the Hypochondriasis Domain: The Multidimensional Inventory of Hypochondriacal Traits (MIHT). Psychological Assessment. 17(1)‚ 3–14.