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Specific Phobia of Vomit Questionnaires

The Specific Phobia of Vomiting Inventory (SPOVI)

This is a 15 item self-report scale which focuses on the cognitive and behavioural processes that occur in a Specific Phobia of Vomiting (SPOV). The questions are answered in a Likert scale from 0 (not at all) to 4 (all the time). The SPOVI can be used as an outcome measure and for case tracking during treatment. The validation of the SPOVI is currently in submission.

Specific Phobia of Vomit Inventory (SPOVI) (PDF 8kb)

The Emetophobia Questionnaire

The (EmetQ) is a 21-item scale developed by Mark Boschen (Boschen, M. J. & Riddell, T. (2005) Emetophobia Questionnaire (EmetQ). (Unpublished) which is answered on a Likert scale from 1 (=‘strongly disagree’) to 5 (=‘strongly agree’). It can be used as an outcome measure. The EmetQ has 4 stable factors and shows good internal consistency and validity. The questionnaire contains items on various aspects of emetophobia, such as worrying about vomiting, bodily sensations, fear of vomiting (e.g., ‘I am afraid of becoming nauseous.’), the avoidance of vomit-related situations (e.g., ‘I avoid being around people who look as if they may be sick.’), and the consequences of emetophobia in daily life. The EmetQ is currently being validated but has been presented at conferences

EmetQ (PDF 42kb)

The Fear of Vomiting Questionnaire

The (FOV) is a self report questionnaire devised by David Veale (Veale, D. and Lambrou, C. (2006). The Psychopathology of Vomit Phobia. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy,34 (2) 139-150) which is used for clinicians to provide a comprehensive assessment of the beliefs, safety and avoidance behaviours, degree of handicap associated with SPOV caused and avoidance behaviours adopted. Some of the items are adapted from standard questionnaires (e.g. assessment of safety seeking behaviours in panic). Some of the items may be used after treatment to assess outcome. The questionnaire was used in the published surveys of SPOV.

Fear of Vomiting (FOV) Questionnaire (PDF 69kb)

Fear of Vomiting Follow Up Questionnaire (PDF 18kb)

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