Illness Perceptions Questionnaire (IPQ)™

The IPQ™ measures cognitive representations of illness, illness concern, emotional impact of illness and perceived understanding of the illness.

Where can it be used?

The IPQ™ is a widely used tool with proven reliability and validity, including responsiveness to change following intervention, it has been established across a wide range of illnesses and 36 countries.

How does it work?

The IPQ™ measures:


It consists of a set of items each addressing a single dimension. The item responses are scored on a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) from 1 to 10 with text anchors at each end e.g. no effect at all at zero and severely affects my life at 10.

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