Table 3 Fear for COVID-19 Questionnaire: item descriptions and pattern matrix of the PCA.

From: Health anxiety and attentional bias toward virus-related stimuli during the COVID-19 pandemic

  Item
Belief of contagion I often thought I was infected with the virus
I think I could be infected with the virus in the future
I think that a dear or close person to me could potentially be infected with the virus
I think that a dear or close person to me could potentially be infected with the virus in the future
Consequences of contagion I think that a person infected with the virus could recover
I think that a person infected with the virus could die
I think it is probable that I would recover after being infected with the virus
I think that being infected with the virus could be lethal for me