Body Sensations Interpretation Questionnaire (BSIQ)

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Author of Tool: 

Clark, D. M., Salkovskis, P. M., Ost, L. G., Breitholtz, E., Koehler, K. A., Westling, B. E, . & Gelder, M.

Key references: 

Clark, D. M., Salkovskis, P. M., Ost, L. G., Breitholtz, E., Koehler, K. A., Westling, B. E, . & Gelder, M. (1997). Misinterpretation of body sensations in panic disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 65, 203-213

Primary use / Purpose: 

The BSIQ-27 is a self-report measure that consists of ambiguous items which can be perceived as threatening. Items are arranged in four subscales: panic body sensations, general symptoms, social events and other events. Each item is followed by the question ‘Why?’ and participants are asked to give the first account that enters their mind. Responses are coded as anxiety-related (coded as 1) or benign (coded as 0).

Background: 

Body Sensations Interpretation Questionnaire (BSIQ) is a modified version of McNally and Foa’s (1987) Interpretation Questionnaire, that aims to study the misinterpretation of bodily sensations and panic disorder.

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Files: 

PDF iconBSIQMicrosoft Office document iconNotes for Using the BSIQ

Other Information: 

For administration, the questionnaire needs to be printed as a booklet with subjects answering the open ended ‘Why?’ question for each item before turning to the next page and ranking the 3 provided alternative explanations.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 

https://dx.doi.org/10.13072/midss.163

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