Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ-34).


The body shape questionnaire is a 34 item questionnaire. This is looking at how people feel about their appearance.

Items are scored on a 1-6 scale, with the total scale score calculated as a sum of the items.

Scores can range from 34 to 204.

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Cooper, P., Taylor, M., Cooper, Z. and Fairbum, C. (1987). The development and validation of the body shape questionnaire. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 6(4), pp.485-494.

Wade T. (2016) Body Shape Questionnaire. In: Wade T. (eds) Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders. Springer, Singapore

Ethical Considerations:

Body image can be a sensitive topic, e.g. eating disorders.

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