The Behavioural Responses to Illness Questionnaire (BRIQ): a new predictive measure of medically unexplained symptoms following acute infection

@article{Spence2004TheBR,
  title={The Behavioural Responses to Illness Questionnaire (BRIQ): a new predictive measure of medically unexplained symptoms following acute infection},
  author={Meagan Spence and Rona Moss‐Morris and Trudie Chalder},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={35},
  pages={583 - 593}
}
Background. The aim of this study was to design a self-report measure of behavioural responses during the acute phase of an illness, in order to assess the importance of these behaviours in the development of ongoing medically unexplained syndromes. Method. An initial pool of items derived from theoretical models and clinical observation, was piloted on a group of 312 university students to assess the factor structure of the scale and the best fit items. The scale was further validated in a… 
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