Preliminary self-test
The Hypochondriac Behavior Questionnaire (Whiteley 7*) can be used as an initial assessment tool. Please answer the following questions based on your experience:
  1. Have you ever thought there might be something seriously wrong with your body?
  2. Are you worried about your health?
  3. Do you ever find it hard to believe when your doctor tells you you don't have to worry about your health?
  4. Have you ever worried that you might have a serious illness?
  5. Are you troubled by pain in different parts of your body?
  6. When you hear about a disease on TV, in newspapers, or from people you know, do you ever worry that you might suffer from that disease?
  7. Have you been troubled by any kind of physical discomfort?

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