Body Perception Questionnaires

The Body Perception Questionnaire (BPQ) is a self-report measure of body awareness and autonomic reactivity developed by Dr. Porges and colleagues. Its items are based on the organization of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), a set of neural pathways connecting the brain and body. These pathways send information from the body about the status of organs and tissues (i.e., afferent projections). Some of these incoming signals form a basis for the subjective awareness of the body. The ANS also carries signals that control the functions of these organs and tissues (i.e., efferent projections). These signals can alter the functions of the body, depending on internal and external needs. The BPQ has been translated into a number of languages. The scales are available below.

For information regarding psychometric properties of the Body Perception Questionnaire, please contact Dr Jacek Kolacz at: jkolacz@iu.edu

questionnaire manual

BODY PERCEPTION QUESTIONNAIRE MANUAL(English)

scales in english

BODY PERCEPTION QUESTIONNAIRE SHORT FORM (English)

BODY PERCEPTION QUESTIONNAIRE VERY SHORT FORM (English)

czech

BODY PERCEPTION QUESTIONNAIRE (Czech)

german

FRAGEBOGEN ZUR KÖRPERWAHRNEHMUNG (German)

dutch

(there are two Dutch translation of the scale. Please review both to determine which is more appropriate to your needs.)

LICHAAMSPERCEPTIE VRAGENLIJST (Dutch- translated by Godefroid et al.)

BODY PERCEPTION QUESTIONNAIRE (Dutch- translated by Grooten-Bresser et al.)

swedish

KROPPSUPPLEVELSEFORMULÄRET (Swedish)

portuguese

QUESTIONÁRIO PERCEPÇÃO CORPORAL (Portuguese)

spanish

CUESTIONARIO DE PERCEPCIÓN CORPORAL (Spanish)

catalan

QÜESTIONARI DE PERCEPCIÓ CORPORAL (Catalan)

chinese coming soon…