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Four questions and a seven-point response scale are used to measure how much a person believes the side effects of a medicinal drug are serious and threatening.

The scale has four, seven-point bi-polar adjectives that measure how much an event is viewed not only as bad but also as a crisis. 

The degree to which a person believes that a particular health issue is serious and important is measured with three, seven-point Likert-type items.

The degree to which a person believes that something is inappropriate and scandalous is measured with five, seven-point Likert-type items.

Three, seven-point Likert-type items measure the degree to which a person believes a particular infection is serious.

How urgent and crucial a person’s need appears to be is assessed in this scale by four phrases and a seven-point Likert-type response format.

The scale uses four uni-polar items with a five-point Likert-type response format to measure how devastating and distressing a situation seems to be.

The severity of a country's need for help to alleviate a plight or other unfortunate condition is measured in the scale with four statements.  Because one of the items contains the term "unjust," the scale is most appropriate for use in contexts where the problem is man-made, e.g., social injustice.

Composed of three, seven-point Likert-type items, the scale measures a person's belief that unhealthy eating patterns can have serious harmful effects on one's overall health.

The scale measures how bad a person believes the unintended reactions of a health-related good/service could be.  The construct being measured is akin to the consequences component of perceived risk (e.g., Cox 1967; Dowling 1986).  Three, five-point items compose the scale.