- The HBQ is used to describe the health behaviours of persons with SCI and the relationships between health behaviour, injury characteristics, and health related variables
- The HBQ assesses the frequency of health behaviours that delay or prevent secondary impairments.
Activity and Participation – subcategory: Self-care, learning and applying knowledge.
Number of Items:
- Equipment: Self-report questionnaire
- Scores based on Likert Scale (0-3) 0 = never, 1 = sometimes. 2= often, 3 = always
- Total HBQ score is calculated by summing the scores of each item
- Total score range is from 0 (never performing any health behaviors) up to 66 (always performing all health behaviours
No formal training required.
For more information on the HBQ: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41393-017-0056-9.pdf
# of studies reporting psychometric properties: 3
- High Correlation with Spinal Cord Lifestyle Scale (SCILS): r = 0.65
[Shabany et al. 2018]
- High Internal Consistency: α = 0.80-0.85
- High Test-Retest Reliability: ICC = 0.92
[Shabany et al. 2018, Bloemen-Vrencken et al. 2007]
No values were reported for the responsiveness of the HBQ at this time.
No values were reported for the presence of floor/ceiling effects in the HBQ for the SCI population.
Gurmaan Gill, Joanne Chi
Date Last Updated:
September 5, 2019
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Shabany M, Nasrabadi AN, Rahimi-Movaghar V, Mansournia MA, Mohammadi N, Pruitt SD. Reliability and validity of the Persian version of the spinal cord injury lifestyle scale and the health behavior questionnaire in persons with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2018;56(5):509-515. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41393-017-0056-9
Bloemen-Vrencken JH, de Witte LP, Post MW, van den Heuvel WJ. Health behaviour of persons with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2007;45(3):243-9. https://www.nature.com/articles/3101967