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Coronavirus Anxiety Scale

Coronavirus Anxiety Scale

This brief mental health screener can be used to help identify dysfunctional anxiety and anxious feelings related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and COVID-19.

Instructions: Please answer the questions below, rating yourself on each of the criteria shown using the scale below each question. As you answer each question, choose the answer that best describes how you have felt and conducted yourself over the past 2 weeks. Answer honestly for best results.

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I am a year old / /

1. I felt dizzy, lightheaded, or faint, when I read or listened to news about the coronavirus.




2. I had trouble falling or staying asleep because I was thinking about the coronavirus.




3. I felt paralyzed or frozen when I thought about or was exposed to information about the coronavirus.




4. I lost interest in eating when I thought about or was exposed to information about the coronavirus.




5. I felt nauseous or had stomach problems when I thought about or was exposed to information about the coronavirus.




 

 

 


Adapted with permission from Sherman A. Lee’s 2020 article, Coronavirus Anxiety Scale: A brief mental health screener for COVID-19 related anxiety, Death Studies, 44(7), 393-401. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2020.1748481. For personal use only; other use may be prohibited by law.

 

 

Psych Central Research Team

Psych Central quizzes are developed by Dr. John M. Grohol, Psy.D. in conjunction with other psychological researchers, based upon scientific studies and/or the official diagnostic criteria for a disorder. Dr. Grohol is a published researcher, author, and mental health expert, and he currently sits on the scientific board of Computers in Human Behavior. Learn more about how we develop our psychological tests.

APA Reference
Research Team, P. (2020). Coronavirus Anxiety Scale. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 8, 2020, from https://psychcentral.com/quizzes/coronavirus-anxiety-quiz/

 

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Last updated: 6 May 2020
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 6 May 2020
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