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OBJECTIVE This study evaluates the Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire (Brief IPQ), a nine-item scale designed to rapidly assess the cognitive and emotional representations of illness. METHODS We assessed the test-retest reliability of the scale in 132 renal outpatients. We assessed concurrent validity by comparing the Brief IPQ with the Illness(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between negative mood, the reporting of asthma symptoms, and the use of short-acting bronchodilators (reliever medication). Forty-two adult asthma patients completed a daily questionnaire over 7 consecutive days. The questionnaire measured negative mood and the number of symptoms patients associated(More)
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