Body Insight Scale

 

Author: Rosemarie Anderson, Ph.D.

The Body Insight Scale (BIS) measures three forms of body awareness that support physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. It is sensitive to measurement of low and high levels of body awareness. The BIS was developed and evaluated in communities that value physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being.

Copyright © 2011 by Rosemarie Anderson

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Features of the BIS

Purpose: Measure awareness of internal and external bodily sensations that support comfort, health, and overall well-being.

Length: 18 items

Average completion time: 8-10 minutes

Administration: For individual or group administration

Uses of the BIS

  • Clinical evaluation of comfort and trauma within the body (C-BAS) , ability to notice changes in bodily sensations (I-BAS) and sensitivity to energy changes both within the body and in response to others and the environment (E-BAS)
  • Psychological and health research generally
  • Clinical trials with individuals with a history of trauma and abuse, weight-management challenges, or physical illnesses aggravated by stress, such as asthma, autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, fibromyalgia, and migraine headaches
  • Enhancement of higher levels of body awareness for healthy individuals who wish to improve overall well-being

Scales

Comfort Body Awareness Scale (C-BAS)
Measures feelings of comfort with one's body and a sense of well-being in the world.

Inner Body Awareness Scale (I-BAS)
Measures awareness of minor changes within the body and the relationship of these sensations to health and well-being.

Energy Body Awareness Scale (E-BAS)
Measures awareness of energy within the body and around the body, including energy changes in response to others and the environment.

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Regardless of which translation you select, participants can select and change any of these languages while taking the survey.

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These translations are available free of charge with your purchase of the license. Each PDF file contains the English forms and the translated forms on separate pages. To order, select your language from the Translation drop-down list on the product page. Need multiple translations? Contact us.

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Note: We cannot assure translation quality – many are made by individual researchers and we are not necessarily familiar with the particular language or dialect. Some of the translations are partial and typically do not have validation data. Basically, we offer whatever is available to facilitate your work.

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