Brief Body Sensations Interpretations Questionnaire (BBSIQ)

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 BBSIQ is a brief 14-item version of the Body Sensations Interpretations Questionnaire (BSIQ; Clark et al., 1997). The items used in the panic body sensation scale are identical to those used in the BSIQ, although they appear in a different order. The remaining seven items are drawn from the social events and general events in the BSIQ and form a single external events scale.

Psychometrics: 

Psychometric properties are reported in Clark et al. (1997).

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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.

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