The HAI is a validated self-report scale measuring the severity of health anxiety and hypochondriasis. It can be used both for screening and monitoring purposes.
Created by Dr. Paul Salkovskis, Dr. Hillary Warwick, and and colleagues. This is the short form of the scale. Very minor additions (noted in square brackets) made to clarify for audience. The scale has been published by the authors and widely distributed. Permission is given for the scale to be used without modification.
Self-report scales are for screening purposes only, and must be interpreted by a qualified health professional in conjunction with clinical assessment.
They cannot be used alone for diagnostic or treatment purposes.