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Body Image- Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (BI-AAQ)

Original Version

Sandoz, E. K., Wilson, K. G., Merwin, R. M., & Kellum, K. (2013)

Portuguese Version

Ferreira, C., Pinto-Gouveia, J., & Duarte, C. (2011)

General Description

BI-AAQ is a 12-item questionnaire designed to measure body image inflexibility (i.e., the ability to accept and experience perceptions, thoughts, beliefs, and feelings relative to one’s body without attempting to change their intensity, frequency, or form). This one-dimensional measure has shown good internal consistencies both in the original study (α = .93), and in the Portuguese validation study (α = .95). Also, BI-AAQ discriminates individuals with eating disorders from healthy participants.

References
  • Ferreira, C., Pinto-Gouveia, J., & Duarte, C. (2011). The Validation of the Body Image Acceptance and Action Questionnaire: Exploring the moderator effect of acceptance on disordered eating. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 11(3), 327-345.

  • Sandoz, E. K., Wilson, K. G., Merwin, R. M., & Kellum, K. (2013). Assessment of body image flexibility: The Body Image – Acceptance and Action Questionnaire. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.doi:10.1016/j.jcbs.2013.03.002i

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